Daily Mail UK – Australia has cancelled the only warm-up match of their two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to poor conditions at the ground, officials said Monday.

Summary

  • Australia has cancelled the only warm-up match of their two-Test tour of Bangladesh due to poor conditions at the ground, officials said Monday.
  • It was the only warm-up fixture of the tour, Australia’s first to Bangladesh in more than a decade.
  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) offered alternative venues but the Australians were reluctant to change at the last minute due to security concerns.
  • Australia have not toured Bangladesh since 2006, and the Test starting next Sunday at Dhaka’s Sher-e Bangla National Stadium has been long in the making.
  • They were due to play two Tests in Bangladesh in October 2015 but the tour was cancelled over security fears after attacks by Islamist extremists in the Muslim-majority nation.


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