Relentless rain has made the final unable to start at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka leaving Afghanistan and Bangladesh sharing the trophy of the T20I tri-series final.
With no reserve day on the card, the final was abandoned without a ball being bowled even before the flip of the coin.
The cut-off time was 9.45 PM local time and as the grounds men did have not enough time to prepare the outfield, the officials were forced to abandon the occasion.
The T20I tri-series comprised of Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe took place in round robin phases where the hosts won three matches on the back of Afghanistan who won games.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan expressed his disappointment of not having any field action in the summit clash of the competition.
“Disappointing that we didn’t get any match today. It was a very important final,” he said.
“We didn’t play our best cricket in this tournament but leading upto the final, we played some good cricket. CPL is going to be a good experience for me. I will get some match time before the India series. The India series is very important for us,” he continued.
The opposition captain Rashid Khan appreciated his team’s performance in the tour informing that he was all ready to play in the final.
“The crowd we had today was amazing, we wanted to have a game today. I think, it was incredible performance from the guys so unlucky that we didn’t get the match today. I was going to play had there been a game, thanks to the physio,” Rashid said.
“We targeted the Test game, we are famous in T20’s but the target of board is to do well in Test matches. So, the Test match victory was very pleasing. We are leaving tonight from Bangladesh. We have our own leagues happening and after that we have a series with West Indies,” he added.
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