20 February 201512:11

Statement regarding Australia-Bangladesh match in Brisbane

Statement regarding Australia-Bangladesh match in Brisbane - Cricket News

Extreme weather may affect the Australia-Bangladesh #cwc15 match

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. The ICC match officials will make a decision on the match tomorrow (Saturday) based on conditions at the time.

The match can still go ahead with a delayed start if necessary. A match can be successfully completed if each side has minimum of 20 overs which means that it is still possible to achieve a result with a start after the scheduled innings break.

Ticket refunds may apply if the match is abandoned without a result and there are fewer than 25 overs bowled in total. This is consistent with Cricket Australia’s refund policy. Further details on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 refund policy can be found at www.cricketworldcup.com.

We will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any changes.