Brisbane, Australian (BBN)-The organisers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Saturday expressed their concern over holding the 11th match at Gabba between Bangladesh and Australia due to unrelenting rain.
The match which was scheduled to begin at 9:30am (BST) has already been delayed due to the rain that threatened to wash out the match at Brisbane in Australia.
The delay is the consequence of tropical cyclone Marcia which hit hard at the coastal area of Australia near Brisbane causing an ample amount of rainfall.
“The organisers of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 appreciated the difficulties the weather is causing for ticket holders to today’s match at the Gabba between Australia and Bangladesh,” they said.
“Our thoughts are with people who have been adversely affected. As the forecast for Brisbane has improved somewhat, there is a chance at this stage that play can go ahead today, perhaps with reduced overs,” the ICC organisers said.
While that chance exists, match officials will try to give the teams the chance to compete for maximum points as there are no reserve days during the pool stage of the tournament.
“Across here in Brisbane things are still looking gloomy and we’re having to wait,” said the ICC organisers.
Once the situation becomes clear later in the day, ticket holders will be advised about any potential refunds.