With the Sri Lanka versus Bangladesh match being cancelled due to rain, the latter's coach wondered why the organisers hadn't chose to keep "reserve days", considering the unpredictable rains in England.
"Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver", he said in a statement.
With both sides taking a point from this morning's wash-out, Sri Lanka move up to fifth in the table and Bangladesh climb to seventh. "Absolutely nothing. And now all we can do is win our games coming up, one at a time and just think of that, which is the next game West Indies and try and win that". It means that Sri Lanka will have to wait 11 days, between their game against Afghanistan and Saturday's match against Australia, to face or bowl a ball in the competition. "They have got tickets to see a game of cricket and it would be up to them if they can get there the day after". We never know when the rain's going to come.
"But we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it", said Rhodes, whose Bangladesh team next play the West Indies in Taunton on June 17.
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Rhodes was more upbeat on the prognosis of the all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was a doubt because of a thigh injury he sustained against England at the weekend. They lost to New Zealand by 10 wickets in their opening match before sharing a point each with Pakistan from the rain-abandoned game in Bristol on June 7.
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne was philosophical after their second straight abandoned result. But I think we don't want to win our points freely. "We are trying hard".
"He is expected to join the team before the next World Cup game, which will be played against Australia on 15th", SLC said in a statement.