ECB turns down BCB request for reserve day

Dhaka,  Sun,  23 October 2016
Published : 12 Oct 2016, 14:02:19

ECB turns down BCB request for reserve day

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has declined a request from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to include a reserve day for the third ODI in Chittagong, reports popular cricket website

The offer was made due to the inclement weather conditions, threatening a washout of the series decider.

On Monday, 30mm of rain was recorded in the port city which is experiencing unseasonal rain. Tuesday also saw plenty of rain, and the drizzle continued in the evening.

Both teams were forced indoor for training as the ground was mostly under covers. The forecast for Wednesday isn't encouraging but there is chance of rain abating after 4pm which could offer a shortened game.

The ECB said that they did consider the request but the nature of the tour didn't allow them the last-minute change.

The trip has been subject to unprecedented levels of security planning following the July terror attacks - with multiple agencies working together to create a bubble around the teams - while the schedule is also very condensed with England's Test warm-up matches starting on Friday, according to a news agency. – bz

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