Bangladesh warm-up with Pakistan washed out

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Bangladesh warm-up with Pakistan is washed out. Photo: Rana AbbasThe World Cup’s warm-up match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sophia Garden in Cardiff was called off due to rain on Sunday, reports UNB.

Match referee Andy Pycroft called off the match at 2:00pm local time without a single ball being bowled.

The circumstance was disappointing for both sides. Bangladesh badly needed to play the game to find out their best combination before the World Cup. Pakistan, on the other hand, also needed to play this match as they lost their first warm-up game against Afghanistan.

Before the World Cup begins on 30 May, Bangladesh were supposed to play two warm-up matches - one against Pakistan, and the other against India at the same venue.

Tigers now have only a match to play before the tournament starts.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his men will take on India on 28 May. Tigers will start their World Cup campaign on 2 June against South Africa.

Warm-up matches against two strong opponents would have been a perfect dress rehearsal for them.

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