Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day October 22, 2011

Rain, damp outfield ensures no play

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Bangladesh 255 for 4 (Mushfiqur 64*, Tamim 52, Raqibul 41) v West Indies
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Overnight and early morning rain, and a damp outfield under overcast conditions, ensured there was no play on the second day of the first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies in Chittagong. Rain had been forecast for the first two days of the Test; though it stayed away on the first day on which Bangladesh reached 255 for 4, it arrived to play spoilsport on the second. There were several wet patches around the field and the overcast weather didn't give the umpires much hope that the ground would dry quickly. They decided to abandon the day's play after an inspection at 11.15am local time. Play is scheduled to start half-an-hour early on day three, at 9am local time.

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  • on October 23, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    It is a great shame for our cricket !?!? ...Can't find any Language how I expose my frustration

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    Total disgusting.....what d heck BCB is doing....how can they b so irresponsible.....ICC must take action.....but at the end we r the loosers....

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:44 GMT

    In this day and age there should be minimum standards set by ICC for grounds that can be called fit for test matches or for that matter any matches played under their jurisdiction. I bet there is more unhealthy, unhygienic things and security related issues going on that should be addressed as well. Damn corruption is infested everywhere. What a shame.

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    SHAME ON U BCB........WHY OUR LUCKIEST GROUND B COME THE WORST ONE....ICC SHOULD TAKE ACTION....

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:21 GMT

    bangladeshi are not tigers they are lambs

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:49 GMT

    This is really shame for us !! We express of our blame to BCM who are guilty for their irresponsibly attitude. ICC should take action against BCB for their poor ground facility.

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:49 GMT

    Shame BCB! Shame Shame!! From a newspaper report I got to know that drainage system of ZACS is like from the ancient times (I bet the Colosseum in the Roman Empire had better drainage system than that of ZACS!)

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    I hope, BCB will not arrange any more test games in ZACS...Our country has stadiums in every division and there are more than five international venue but BCB just arrenge the games in Zacs and Mirpur....What the heck with sylhet,Rajshahi,Khulna,Bogra,Barishal,Fotulla?

  • Isaac_7 on October 23, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    Comin frm a west indian, this is absolutely poor, totally shambolic, and abmisally inconceivable as to why this test would be scheduled in a venue unfit for world cricket. i really respect banbladesh cricket with the likes of tamim, n shakib comin to global renown, but the actions of the clueless n visionless board have severely retarded progress, not to dissimlar 2 the wicb.

  • on October 22, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    why cant they improve dis problem!!!!!!! shame on them

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:54 GMT

    It is a great shame for our cricket !?!? ...Can't find any Language how I expose my frustration

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:46 GMT

    Total disgusting.....what d heck BCB is doing....how can they b so irresponsible.....ICC must take action.....but at the end we r the loosers....

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:44 GMT

    In this day and age there should be minimum standards set by ICC for grounds that can be called fit for test matches or for that matter any matches played under their jurisdiction. I bet there is more unhealthy, unhygienic things and security related issues going on that should be addressed as well. Damn corruption is infested everywhere. What a shame.

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    SHAME ON U BCB........WHY OUR LUCKIEST GROUND B COME THE WORST ONE....ICC SHOULD TAKE ACTION....

  • on October 23, 2011, 4:21 GMT

    bangladeshi are not tigers they are lambs

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:49 GMT

    This is really shame for us !! We express of our blame to BCM who are guilty for their irresponsibly attitude. ICC should take action against BCB for their poor ground facility.

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:49 GMT

    Shame BCB! Shame Shame!! From a newspaper report I got to know that drainage system of ZACS is like from the ancient times (I bet the Colosseum in the Roman Empire had better drainage system than that of ZACS!)

  • on October 23, 2011, 3:26 GMT

    I hope, BCB will not arrange any more test games in ZACS...Our country has stadiums in every division and there are more than five international venue but BCB just arrenge the games in Zacs and Mirpur....What the heck with sylhet,Rajshahi,Khulna,Bogra,Barishal,Fotulla?

  • Isaac_7 on October 23, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    Comin frm a west indian, this is absolutely poor, totally shambolic, and abmisally inconceivable as to why this test would be scheduled in a venue unfit for world cricket. i really respect banbladesh cricket with the likes of tamim, n shakib comin to global renown, but the actions of the clueless n visionless board have severely retarded progress, not to dissimlar 2 the wicb.

  • on October 22, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    why cant they improve dis problem!!!!!!! shame on them

  • on October 22, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    Have some shame BCB!Hope rain won't make any trouble. Expecting an exciting match. GO TIGERS!!

  • on October 22, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    ICC should take action against BCB for their poor management.In Mirpur Khulna and Bogura they have very good drainaz system then why they arrange game in chittagong ? this is international cricket BCB suppose to follow all ICC requirements .its not make sense......: (((

  • Dr_Van_Nostrand on October 22, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    hahaha Go Chittagong!!! My fave ground in Bangladesh.

  • on October 22, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    such a great way represent us to world cricket! our luckiest ground is the worst one! Will BCB people never feel ashamed of this?

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Shame on poor drainage facilities.

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    i feel really sorry bcz bangldesh played really well in the last day. Shame BCB.............. Shame

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:06 GMT

    I must say it's shame to bangladesh cricket bord!!!! can some one explane that how long will take to improve drainage system in this grond?????I feel sorry for tigers!!!!!

  • on October 22, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    never expected for cricket

  • shuvro___du on October 22, 2011, 5:47 GMT

    what a shame!! play has been called of without a drop of rain in the day. I'm sorry to say, you should not arrange a test in a ground which has no drainage system at all. Feel sorry for the tigers, they were in a great position to start the day. BCB should go for other venues in the country. There are almost 8 grounds in the country with international facilities, why ZACS?

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  • shuvro___du on October 22, 2011, 5:47 GMT

    what a shame!! play has been called of without a drop of rain in the day. I'm sorry to say, you should not arrange a test in a ground which has no drainage system at all. Feel sorry for the tigers, they were in a great position to start the day. BCB should go for other venues in the country. There are almost 8 grounds in the country with international facilities, why ZACS?

  • on October 22, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    never expected for cricket

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:06 GMT

    I must say it's shame to bangladesh cricket bord!!!! can some one explane that how long will take to improve drainage system in this grond?????I feel sorry for tigers!!!!!

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    i feel really sorry bcz bangldesh played really well in the last day. Shame BCB.............. Shame

  • on October 22, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Shame on poor drainage facilities.

  • on October 22, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    such a great way represent us to world cricket! our luckiest ground is the worst one! Will BCB people never feel ashamed of this?

  • Dr_Van_Nostrand on October 22, 2011, 11:27 GMT

    hahaha Go Chittagong!!! My fave ground in Bangladesh.

  • on October 22, 2011, 12:07 GMT

    ICC should take action against BCB for their poor management.In Mirpur Khulna and Bogura they have very good drainaz system then why they arrange game in chittagong ? this is international cricket BCB suppose to follow all ICC requirements .its not make sense......: (((

  • on October 22, 2011, 17:54 GMT

    Have some shame BCB!Hope rain won't make any trouble. Expecting an exciting match. GO TIGERS!!

  • on October 22, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    why cant they improve dis problem!!!!!!! shame on them