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ISIS Planned Attack On Aussie Cricket Team

Australia's cricket team were allegedly to be directly targeted by ISIS terrorists during a planned trip to Bangladesh, according to a Daily Mail report on last year's postponed tour.

England's national side are set to tour Bangladesh next month but there remain ongoing safety concerns.

Australia pulled out of a scheduled tour in October, 2015 and also this year's under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh on security advice warning of a "credible" threat.

The Daily Mail says terrorists allegedly planned to attack Australians at an official reception with Bangladesh players in Dhaka.

"We had an event sorted with the touring team," former Bangladesh Cricket head of performance Mal Loye told the Daily Mail.

"My boss's wife was arranging the event with the Australians.

"The Australian Government saw the plans from the underworld guys about what was going to happen. The plans didn't work out for the terrorists because the Australia team didn't arrive there."

Former England one-day international Loye said he quit his job with Bangladesh Cricket after learning of the alleged plan.

ISIS claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack on a Dhaka bakery popular with foreigners in July, which left 21 people dead.

AAP

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