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'Australian security concerns baseless'

  • Bangladesh Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday dismissed the Australian cricket squad’s security concerns over playing in the country as "baseless". Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued the warning on Friday, saying militants posed a potential security risk, media reports said. As a follow-up, the Australian cricket team on Saturday postponed its planned departure to Bangladesh. They were due to fly out of Sydney on Monday morning for the three-week tour, which includes two Test matches. “An Australian organization has expressed its concerns. But it is a baseless concern,” he told journalists at his secretariat office here. (Source: IANS)