Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes was left disappointed and frustrated after his side’s ICC 2019 World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Bristol was washed out without a ball being bowled, saying he considers it as “one point lost”.
“Yeah, it was very frustrating. We really targeted this sort of game as two points, and I know that Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and are no pushovers at all. But we do see it as one point lost, and that’s disappointing,” said Rhodes at the post-match press conference.
“But realistically, what can we do about it? 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.”
The wash-out at Bristol came after West Indies’ encounter against South Africa at Southampton on Monday was also abandoned due to rain after a few overs of play, and Rhodes said that considering the incessant rain, he would have liked to see reserve days built into the schedule.
“Yeah, I would (there should have been reserve days). I think when you look, if you know the English weather, sadly, we’re going to get a lot of rain. We never know when the rain’s going to come. People from all over the world keep asking me whether it’s going to rain; I don’t know.
“But at the moment, we’re seeing some problems. And I know logistically, it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers, and I know that it would have been difficult, 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. We put men on the moon (laughing) so why can’t we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament?”
Source – News 18