The Australian cricket team was supposed to tour Bangladesh for two test matches in early October however the much anticipated tour was called off due to ‘security’ issues.
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued a warning to Cricket Australia (CA) to inform them of the updated travel advice in relation to Bangladesh. Two weeks prior to that the same authority upgraded their travel advice to Australian citizens in India and Sri Lanka warning them of terrorist threats. They stated in their warning “There is reliable information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh.”
This forced Cricket Australia (CA) to delay the tour of Bangladesh however the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was surprised by the sudden warning by the Australian government as they were not aware of any specific security threats against Australian nationals or interests in the country.