T20 World Cup 2024: US-Bangladesh warm-up match abandoned as severe storm leaves stadium in disaster a week before World Cup

USA vs Bangladesh warm-up game abandoned as severe storm leaves stadium in a mess one week before T20 World Cup

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match between USA and Bangladesh was abandoned due to adverse weather conditions. Both teams were set to face off at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on Tuesday (May 28).

However, just over an hour before the start of the match, it was suspended due to the conditions of the venue’s facilities. The entire area was affected by a severe storm and tornado, leaving the stadium in unusable condition.

The entire area was affected by strong winds of 80 mph. A giant screen that was placed in the stadium was completely destroyed. Temporary screen installed for replays and main event graphics. Given the weather conditions that were not conducive to the development of the match, the organizers have decided to suspend it.

“Tornado, severe thunderstorm + 80 MPH winds, flash flood warnings have passed through the Dallas and Grand Prairie areas this morning. A temporary large screen TV placed on the ground for T20 World Cup replays and graphics on one side of the The stadium is destroyed.

“The official ICC warm-up match between the United States and Bangladesh has been canceled for today in Texas. Fire truck sirens can be heard periodically passing through the streets near the stadium for the last hour,” reported the journalist from cricket Peter Della Pena from the field.

Organizers hope that conditions will improve soon and that the World T20 will not be affected. The first match of the tournament is scheduled to be played at the same venue on June 1. The ICC is now in a race against time to ensure the facilities are quickly repaired for the first match of the tournament later this week.

US stuns Bangladesh:

Before the abandoned warm-up match, USA and Bangladesh faced each other in a three-match T20I series and the former shocked their fancied opponents by clinching the series 2-1.

The United States won the first two T20Is before Bangladesh won the third to salvage some pride. The United States won the first two games by 5 and 6 wickets, while Bangladesh won the third T20I by 10 runs.

Talking about the T20 World Cup, the United States will open their campaign on June 1 against Canada, while Bangladesh will play their first match of the tournament on June 7 against Sri Lanka.