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CRICKET: Bangladesh wants WI U-19 players to stay despite political unrest

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2013 | 12:40 PM

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under-19 team to reverse its decision to withdraw from its current tour.



Windies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general elections next month.



BCB president Nazmul Hassan says once the general elections, carded for January 5, are held the violence is likely to dissipate.



The West Indies players and staff have remained within the premises of Hotel Agrabad in central Chittagong, but are expected to move to Dhaka.



The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) had said on Sunday that it was making arrangements for the players to leave the country.



However, the BCB wants to discuss resuming the tour with the WICB.



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