Australia’s sole warm-up match against Bangladesh cancelled due to rain

first_imgAustralia’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… It’s a shame we’re not playing but we’ve got great facilities here.”The BCB had reportedly proposed alternative venues but Australian team management rejected them for logistical reasons.last_img read more