Bangladesh's first T20 World Cup warm-up match canceled due to bad weather


They were supposed to play the United States in Dallas, but the facilities were somewhat damaged by the rain.

The weather deteriorated in Dallas, leading to flood warnings and the cancellation of the preseason game. BCB

from Bangladesh T20 World Cup The warm-up match against the United States was canceled due to thunderstorms in Dallas on Tuesday morning. Heavy rain and flooding forced both teams to stay in hotels. The floor suffered some damage as shown in photos shared on social networks by those present this morning.

“This confirms that the warm-up match between Bangladesh and the United States at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas today has been canceled due to the condition of the facilities following the bad weather that affected the region,” said Rabeed Iman , from the Bangladesh team. director, said at 8:54 a.m. local time. He then informed that the Bangladesh team would probably do some sports before leaving for New York on Wednesday. There they will play their second warm-up match against India on June 1.

This was going to be the first warm-up match for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup. The United States, co-hosts, will play the opening match of the tournament against Canada on June 1. Bangladesh will play their first match against Sri Lanka on June 7. Both of these matches will be played in Dallas, so it was crucial, especially for Bangladesh, to know more about the venue.

USA beats Bangladesh 2-1 in the T20I series at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston last week. It was the home team's first victory against a full member team with Harmeet Singh, Ali Khan and Corey Anderson helping to make history. The United States is in Group A of the T20 World Cup alongside Canada, India, Pakistan and Ireland.

The defeat in the shock series will put even more pressure on Bangladesh. They have never won more than two matches in any edition of the T20 World Cup. They are in Group D, alongside Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal and the Netherlands.

The United States is hosting for the first time, with the West Indies, an ICC tournament, the largest in the history of cricket in terms of number of participants.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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