England captain Eoin Morgan on Monday faced backlash after he announced that he will not travel to Bangladesh to lead the team in their one-day series due to concerns about security.
Opening batsman Alex Hales has also ruled himself out of the tour for the same reasons.
Jos Buttler will now captain the one-day side.
The tour features three one-day internationals followed by two Test matches.
Eoin Morgan’s this decision took the Twitter by storm. Here are some of the reactions:
— scrotie (@thescrotie) September 11, 2016
Eion Morgan should be dropped as ODI captain with immediate effect shocking decision
— Conte’s Son! (@EliteConte) September 11, 2016
Eion Morgan himself needed this tour to have form there are 5 batters in form and Bairstow on bench He has no place in this ODI side #Eng
— Rehan (@imrehan10) September 12, 2016
England director of cricket Andrew Strauss said: “While we understand and respect Eoin and Alex’s decision, we are disappointed that they have made themselves unavailable for selection for the Bangladesh tour.”
He added that after “open and honest” discussions with all the players, no further withdrawals are expected.