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Australia captain Steve Smith has expressed his disappointment after the Baggy Greens’ tour of Bangladesh was cancelled due to security concerns.
Cricket Australia had no choice but the cancel the tour on Thursday as the Australian government had “reliable information to suggest that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh”.
The two-Test series would have been Smith’s first series in charge as his predecessor Michael Clarke retired from international cricket after the Ashes series against England.
Smith added that the series would have also been a good test for his side as they have not excelled in subcontinent conditions in the past.
“It would have been a great opportunity for all these guys to come together and play some cricket in subcontinental conditions, where we haven’t done so well,” Smith told reporters. “It would have been a great opportunity for all of us to try and improve our skills over there, which would have been a great challenge for us.
“It was my first Test series as full time captain, it was a new team with some new players and we were all really looking forward to getting over there and playing. It’s extremely disappointing.”