Eoin Morgan has revealed that no England player will be forced to tour a particular country, ahead of the scheduled meeting with a three-member panel on Thursday (August 25) that returned from the subcontinent after inspecting the venues in Bangladesh and India.
The panel will brief the squad about the current security situation in Bangladesh after the players voiced concerns following a terrorist attack in Dhaka in July. “I don’t think anybody will ever be forced to go on a particular tour,” Morgan told Cricket Updates.
“I think it’s important for us to get together as a group, and be informed by people who we trust in order to make the right decisions and go from there.”
Following the five-match One-Day International series and the one-off Twenty20 International against Pakistan at home, England are scheduled to leave for Bangladesh on September 30 and play three ODIs and two Tests.
The skipper has now backed the England and Wales Cricket Board to take the right decision regarding the tour. “I’m pretty open-minded,” he said. “You can’t really rule out anything until you hear from the people that you trust. The ECB has made decisions over the years that have held us in good stead. We’ve never been in any danger before.”