Cricket Australia Sends Players Home To State Teams

01/10/2015 7:01 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Australia wicket keeper Peter Nevil celebrates with bower Nathan Lyon (c) after he had dismissed Ben Stokes during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh is looking increasingly in doubt with no decision made and with players sent back to their home states on Wednesday.

The Cricket Australia security team, led by Sean Carroll, has returned from Bangladesh where it held meetings with cricket and government officials on Monday.

It is expected that the tour will be cancelled with reports that both the US and UK governments have followed Australia's lead in upgrading travel warnings to Bangladesh.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann says while it would be disappointing to not to make the trip to Bangladesh, player safety must come first.

Standing steadfast in its belief the tour will go ahead, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the 14-man squad to play Australia in the first Test on October 9.

Every cloud has a silver lining though and Cricket Australia can look at the positives from this outcome: the domestic cricket season, which begins next week, will have a major boost to its ranks with the national players available for State representation.

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