Rain compels Tigers to share point with Sri Lanka
The 16th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been postponed on Tuesday without throwing the coin due to persistent rain at the County Ground in Bristol and hence both the sides awarded a point each.
The clash was scheduled to commence at 3:30pm (BST) but announced to have a delayed toss in the morning for continuation of overnight's heavy rain fall. Sun couldn't manage to peep over Bristol's sky for a while.
First inspection however, was scheduled for 4:00pm Bangladesh time but profound spell of rainfall coerce officials to reschedule inspection at 5:15pm which was also being cancelled and the formal declaration of calling off the game came at 7:00pm Bangladesh standard time (2pm local time).
Bristol has been facilitated to host two World Cup matches and both of the matches went in vain for unplayable weather conditions. The first one was the clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, where the two sides split points for nonstop downpour.
Sri Lanka are the most advantageous side by English summer rain. They won in narrowly escaped game against Afghanistan and got playless points against Pakistan and Bangladesh to sit at fifth position of the table having four points next to them.
Ill-fated Tigers on the other hand, are at seven with three points from four matches with one win and two defeats before Tuesday's fixture. The way of Tigers' semies thus, got even harder.
Bangladesh will lock the horns with West Indies in their next game on June 17 at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. Taunton is the smallest ground among underway World Cup venues, which is another issue of tension for Tigers since Caribbeans play power cricket and will get additional assistance from smaller ground.