Sup­port for English duo

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Eoin Mor­gan and Alex Hales re­main “very much part of the group” de­spite not tour­ing Bangladesh, says stand-in Eng­land one-day cap­tain Jos But­tler. Cap­tain Mor­gan and Hales made them­selves un­avail­able for next month’s trip be­cause of se­cu­rity con­cerns. No in­ter­na­tional side has toured Bangladesh since 20 peo­ple were killed in a siege at a cafe in Dhaka in July. “We’re a tight-knit bunch of guys and we will re­main that way,” wick­et­keeper But­tler, 26, told BBC Sport. “It is a side where a lot of guys have grown up to­gether. There are a lot of close friend­ships.” “I com­pletely re­spect the de­ci­sion that has been made,” he added. “There are things that hap­pen that are much big­ger than cricket.”

BACK­ING: Jos But­tler has come out in sup­port of Eoin Mor­gan and Alex Hales

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