Ahead of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, Australia are scheduled to reach Dhaka on 18th August and they will play a warm-up match from 22nd to 23rd August before the first Test on 27th August in Mirpur.
The series was under uncertainty due to the pay dispute between the Australian Cricketer’s Association and Cricket Australia. However, the pay war was finished two weeks ago and Australia are practicing hard for the Bangladesh series.
But now a new problem has appeared and that is the venue of the warm-up game. It was scheduled that Australia would play the practice match in Fatullah stadium but the stadium has been water-logged for last few months. Moreover, the persistent rain in the last few days has created more problem.
Even the main entrance of the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah is also under the Water. So, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) planned to shift the match from Fatullah to BKSP.
But, Cricket Australia don’t want to send their players to BKSP and thus BCB have been trying hard to fix all the problems in Fatullah.
While talking to the media on Saturday, BCB media committee chairman, Jalal Yunus said, “We are still trying to arrange the match in Fatullah. Several pumping machines has been set inside the stadium to drain stagnant water. We are also thinking about an alternative venue if ultimately we would fail to prepare Fatullah.”
Hopefully the problems will be solved quickly as the series is huge for Bangladesh Cricket team.