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EOIN MORGAN has until Saturday to let Andrew Strauss know whether or not he will tour Bangladesh.

Once aware of every player's availability, selectors will name their squads on September 16 for both sections of the tour - and Strauss wants to see Morgan lead the one-day team in Bangladesh.

But the England managing director has made it clear that any player, including the captain, can have no guarantees over their place in the team once they give up their slot.

Strauss (right) said: "At its most simple, the big consequence for not going is you are giving someone else an opportunity to step into your shoes and stake a claim for themselves.

"That's just the same as if someone gets injured. You are out of possession of that spot in the team for a certain period of time, someone does really well then you can't give any guarantees.

"Would I like both our captains to be on that tour? Absolutely, definitely.

"But at the same time we to recognise that although we have two captains who have wider responsibilities than just themselves, they are still human beings. I hope the reassurances we've given them over safety are enough to get them on that plane."

Strauss is urging the players not to complicate things too much on a subject that security chief Reg Dickason has covered in depth.

He added: "The security advice remains very black and white - if Reg says it's safe to go somewhere, it's safe. And if he says it isn't, it isn't. The persuasion is that we feel it's safe to go."


BIG CALL Morgan, at last night's toss, must decide whether to tour

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:9BANG
Date:Sep 8, 2016
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