South Africa apologise for breaching security in Dhaka

Ground staff were taken by a surprise when they saw the device overhead.

Dhaka | Published: July 2, 2015 8:22 pm
South Africa drone, South Africa drone camera, Drone Camera, South Africa Bangladesh, Bangladesh South Africa, Cricket News, Cricket A drone was used to take South Africa’s practice pictures, which breached Bangladesh’s national security.

South Africa’s cricket team apologised to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security

ahead of the start of their tour. Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during the Proteas’ first practice on Wednesday. “The Proteas’ behind-the-scenes TV crew brought the drone over to try and obtain creative views and images to use for our YouTube channel,” team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.

“We were unaware of the strict security protocols with regards to the Bangladesh airspace and have subsequently stopped using the device. We do apologise to the Bangladesh military and security forces for any inconvenience this may have caused,” he said in an email to AFP.

Ground staff were taken by a surprise when they saw the device overhead, controlled on the ground by a South Africa team official.

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