Weather threatens Australia clash

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Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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World Cup organisers are still hoping Australia’s Pool A match against Bangladesh can go ahead in Brisbane, despite the double-cyclone which has already brought hours of heavy rain to the city.

There is no provision for a reserve day in group fixtures, meaning Saturday is the only opportunity to stage the match at the Gabba between the two unbeaten teams.

A statement read: ” ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 organisers are working closely with authorities in Queensland regarding tomorrow’s match between Australia and Bangladesh, given the extreme weather situation in the State and the forecasts for ongoing rain in Brisbane.

“Our thoughts are with the people affected.

“However, as there is no reserve day for pool matches, we will continue to prepare in the hope that the match can go ahead.”

A minimum 20 overs must be completed in each innings to achieve a result under one-day international playing regulations.

Published: Friday 20th February 2015 by The News Editor

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