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Australia-West Indies T20 World Cup warm-up game cancelled due to waterlogged outfield

The opening warm-up game between Australia and West Indies ahead of the Women s T20 World Cup was on Friday cancelled after heavy showers at the Allan Border Field left the conditions unplayable. Unfortunately we have had to cancel Saturday s warm-up match between Australia and West Indies because of persistent heavy rain which has left the outfield currently in an unfit condition for play, said Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events. Whilst the curators have worked tirelessly, the volume of rain has left us with no option but to cancel tomorrow s match. We are hopeful that conditions will permit the matches between Bangladesh and Thailand, and India and Pakistan to take place on Sunday. Exceptionally heavy rain has left the outfield at the Allan Border Field wet even as the pitch remains covered. With the warm-up game being cancelled, ICC has decided to refund the tickets of the fans. Four warm-up games are scheduled on Sunday -- two in Brisbane and two in Adelaide. The World T20 will .


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