[www.inewsguyana.com] – The one-off Twenty20 between West Indies and Bangladesh was called off after heavy rain hit Warner Park 17 minutes into the match. The match officials held a final inspection more than two hours later after which they decided conditions weren’t good enough even for a shortened game.
Besides the downpour, the groundstaff had to battle strong winds, which left them struggling to control the covers early on. The extra time they took to cover the surface allowed the deluge to drench the pitch. There was also trouble with the floodlights which hampered the groundstaff in their work after the rain stopped.
Before the rain, Bangladesh batted and got to 31 for no loss in 4.4 overs. Tamim Iqbal struck one over mid-off and Anamul Haque got a four and a six but the visitors’ brightest start on tour was cut short.
The two-match Test series begins on September 5 in Kingstown, before which Bangladesh will play a three-day practice match in Basseterre against St Kitts and Nevis.
Mashrafe Mortaza, who is not part of the Test squad, suffered a groin injury in the first one-dayer and had been rested for this game. He is set to head home to gear up for the Asian Games next month. (Cricinfo.com)