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Rain likely in 3rd  ODI

Rain likely in 3rd  ODI

2016-10-12 12:09:20

Chittagong Correspondent: Rain continued to pour in at port city Chittagong that threatens to abandon the series-deciding third one-day international between Bangladesh and England on Wednesday.

The ground has remained under cover for two days, denying the officials any opportunity to prepare the pitch.

However, an official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board said a curtailed over match is possible provided rain ceased to stop.

During the last match held in this ground against South Africa in July last year, BCB’s groundsmen prepared the field in 40 minutes after two hours of cats and dogs raining.

A 40-over match held eventually, providing Bangladesh a chance to post their first ever series victories against the Proteas.

Officials said, the situation is slightly different this time as it has been raining for almost two days in Chittagong and adjoining areas.

‘If sun comes out we can still make the ground ready in one hour,’ said a BCB official, who did not want his name to be published because he is not authorised to speak.

BCB’s cricket operations chief Akram told reporters on Tuesday that they had asked England for including a provision of reserve day but the visitors did not agree.

An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman told ESPNCricinfo that they could entertain the request due to a schedule problem.