England’s one-day captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales have pulled out of England’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh amid security fears.
After a security review in August, the ECB announced the tour which takes place in October will go ahead.
Despite letting the players decide, England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss was disappointed by the decision made by Hales and Morgan.
While we understand and respect Eoin and Alex’s decision, we are disappointed that they have made themselves unavailable for selection for the Bangladesh tour.
Strauss also revealed that he expects no other players to decide not to get on the plane to Bangladesh.
England players Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali and Liam Dawson have publicly stated that they will be on the plane to Bangladesh.
Former England captain Michael Vaughn has said he is “disappointed” with Morgan’s decision whilst Nasser Hussain, another former England captain, believes Morgan “should be with his team”.
In Morgan’s absence, Jos Buttler will take charge of England’s one-day side with the Test series and one-day squads set to be revealed on this Friday (16/09/2016).
The tour of Bangladesh will consist of three ODIs, two test matches and three T20s.