Bangladesh

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Bangladesh

Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 12th, 2016, 7:29 am #1

So should the tour go ahead at all is the first issue.

Then if it is proceeding, should players be able to opt out and still be selected for the next tour?

And what would the reaction be if some players are rested from the odi series whilst others have declined to tour? If Morgan Hales Root and any other rumoured to be rested player are all back in England does it matter the circumstances that led to them being at home in October?

I'm not giving answers for fear of the usual opinions of others leading to arguments and insults but plenty of food for thought with lots of tweeters and ex players keen to give their views (some from the safety of their homes)
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

September 12th, 2016, 7:37 am #2

Given the security advice is that it is safe to tour, then yes, the tour should proceed in my opinion.

Also, the ECB gave players the choice to opt out should they wish. Having done that then Hales and Morgan should still be in consideration for the India tour. Having said that I think both will only be in the frame for the white ball leg of the tour anyway.
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 8:20 pm

September 12th, 2016, 8:00 am #3

I think it is right that the team members have been given the choice to opt out. There are many countries in the world I would not travel to, despite whatever security measures might be in place.
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Joined: March 7th, 2014, 11:28 am

September 12th, 2016, 8:21 am #4

The logic of the situation is that once you let a player say no to the tour, you have to accept the consequences on both sides. Morgan should not automatically come back into the side (particularly since his form has been shaky) if his replacement does well. Equally Hales cannot expect to be picked for the Test Squad for the series in India (even if his inclusion was doubtful anyway), because it would go against the current England policy of giving new players five or six games to bed down. This also means that Root and Moeen who might well have been rested for the Bangladesh ODIs, are now likely to play - so there is an impact on other squad players.

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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 12th, 2016, 8:57 am #5

It wouldn't bother me particularly to travel to Bangladesh but it's nice to see that the ECB gave the players the choice of whether to travel or not. Hopefully their decision not to go won't be seen in a negative light for future tours.
It seems to be much better organised and with a better process for looking at and deciding about tours to riskier places when compared to the past. When hussain was captain he was critical about the whole process and how poorly the players and captain were informed.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

September 12th, 2016, 6:13 pm #6

I find it interesting that Morgan has mentioned a bomb blast in India, but yes still plays in the IPL.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 12th, 2016, 6:15 pm #7

Where Hales has of course also put himself forward with Notts approval for an IPL contract.

But and it may be a coincidence of course, the financial rewards of the IPL may outweigh an Englsnd touring fee.
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