Dhaka: South Africa's women's cricket team has postponed a planned tour to Bangladesh later this month citing security concerns, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said yesterday, in the wake of the killing of two foreigners in the South Asian nation.

The cancellation follows the Australian cricket squad's decision to call off their two-match Test series in Bangladesh after official warnings that militants may attack Western interests.

In other incidents three Islamic attackers attempted on Monday to slit a Christian pastor's throat in a mainly Muslim town in northern Bangladesh.

The South Africa women's team was scheduled to arrive on October 15 to play five ODIs and three T20 internationals.