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Bangladesh-USA T-20 series uncertain due to storm

Published : 18 May 2024 09:44 PM

The three-match series of Bangladesh against USA ahead of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has become uncertain as a disastrous storm badly damaged the temporary infrastructure of the venue at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston on Thursday.

The Tigers, who are considering this series as their final chance of preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, landed in Houston on Friday. 

According to ESPNCricinfo's USA correspondent Peter Della Penna, now the venue is at huge risk. 

Penna wrote on X - “The start of the USA v Bangladesh T20I series scheduled for May 21 is currently in doubt after a major storm system ripped through the Houston area on Thursday. The majority of the temporary infrastructure recently installed at Prairie View Cricket Complex has been destroyed.” 

All the facilities on the field and off the field including players’ dugouts, VIP tents and sightscreens were temporary installed. Even the practice nets were completely marred, all the stands set up for the broadcasters were blown away by the cyclone.

The remaining two matches of the series will be held on May 23 and 25. Earlier, Tigers were supposed to practice for the first time on Saturday. But due to rough weather was  also postponed.   

Bangladesh will also play a warm-up match against former champions India on June 1. The ICC yet to decide the venue of the match. 

Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup campaign will begin against Sri Lana on June 8 in Dallas.