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Tamim: Security has been fantastic in Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Tour of Sri Lanka

Tamim: Security has been fantastic in Sri Lanka

Tamim Iqbal has confirmed his team is impressed with the security arrangements in place in Colombo as Bangladesh are the first side to tour Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter bombings earlier this year.

Addressing a press conference two days after Bangladesh arrived in the country's capital, skipper Tamim dismissed any security concerns since the April 21 attacks left 258 people dead.

"The security has been fantastic ... The facilities they have given us are top notch," he said.

"We are feeling very comfortable. There is nothing except cricket (that) we are thinking of."

"The boys are enjoying the hotel and if they want to go out, it is completely safe for us."

The island nation is still under the state of emergency after the government designated special powers to security forces to root out extremist elements and detain suspects linked to the terrorist bombings which targetted churches and luxury hotels.

Tamim acknowledged Sri Lanka's past generosity in deciding to play in Bangladesh despite security threats and dubbed his team's tour a gesture of reciprocity.

'Special security arrangements at match venues' - Police Official

The Bangladesh squad is provided with presidential-level security as they will be protected with additional deployments guarding them whilst traveling.

"We have special security arrangements at match venues too," a police official said.

The three one-day internationals between the two sides will begin on July 26 as all matches will be conducted at the Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo.

According to the schedule, New Zealand was expected to be the first foreign nation to visit Sri Lanka since the attacks but they will arrive next month to participate in two Tests and three T20 internationals.

New Zealand's matches will also feature the venue of Galle in addition to the P. Sara Stadium in Colombo.