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South Africa have apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone during their practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ordered South Africa to stop using the drone, which had been taking photos of them while they practiced.
“The Proteas’ behind-the-scenes TV crew brought the drone over to try and obtain creative views and images to use for our YouTube channel,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee told AFP in an email. “We were unaware of the strict security protocols with regards to the Bangladesh airspace and have subsequently stopped using the device.
“We do apologise to the Bangladesh military and security forces for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
A BCB official added: “South Africa team has been told that the drone camera cannot be used because of certain restrictions. We are really happy that they’ve taken it in true spirit.”
South Africa’s tour of Bangladesh kicks off with a Twenty20 International in Dhaka on July 5.