Ahead of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, Australia will reach Dhaka on 18th August and they were scheduled to play a practice match in Fatullah Stadium from 22nd August.
But the Fatulla stadium has been under water for a long time and no urgency has been seen from the management to fix that problem. Moreover, the persistent rain in past few days has made the work more difficult.
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said the venue would be shifted to BKSP in Savar but BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman, Akram Khan has told the reporters on Wednesday that Australia are not willing to play the practice match in BKSP.
While talking to the Media, he said, “Australia expressed a desire to play this match at Mirpur but it’s not possible because you cannot prepare a wicket for a Test within three days as the first Test will start from August 27.”
Akram concluded, “They are not interested about the BKSP due to the time factor but we will try to send them within an hour. They are yet to give their final opinion. We gave another option, which is Sylhet.”
The first Test between Australia and Bangladesh will be started from 27th August in Mirpur and the 2nd match will be held in Chittagong from 4th September.