The West Indies have had their only scheduled warm-up match ahead of Tuesday’s first Test in Dhaka cancelled because of what the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called “the unplayable condition of the ground” at the BKSP ground in Savar.
The three-day match, which was going to be against a BCB XI, was meant to start yesterday, but was postponed until today because of the wet outfield. It has now been cancelled altogether as the outfield has still not recovered sufficiently from the recent heavy rain that that part of Bangladesh has experienced recently.
Bangladesh’s cricket operations manager Sabbir Khan told ESPNcricinfo: “It will not be possible to dry out the ground in the next two days. The BKSP cricket ground hasn’t adequately dried, and the decision was made based on the curator’s opinion.”
Following the first Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday, the West Indies will move onto the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on 21st November, which will host its maiden Test match. Following that, they will contest five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International at the same two grounds.
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