Hindustan Times – Australia’s only practice match ahead of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh has been cancelled after heavy rain left the Fatullah cricket stadium pitch waterlogged.

Summary

  • Australia’s only practice match ahead of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh has been cancelled after heavy rain left the Fatullah cricket stadium pitch waterlogged.
  • The tourists had been scheduled to play a two-day practice match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI from Tuesday before the first Test in Dhaka begins on August 27.
  • “We’ve decided to not do the tour game now which is a shame for both sides, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been fantastic trying to get a game,” Australia head coach Darren Lehmann told reporters on Monday.
  • “The amount of rain they’ve had can’t be helped…
  • The BCB had reportedly proposed alternative venues but Australian team management rejected them for logistical reasons


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