June 12th, 2024

Canada cricketers’ final T20 World Cup warm-up called off due to heavy rain

By The Canadian Press on May 30, 2024.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Canada’s final warm-up match ahead of Saturday’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opener was called off Thursday due to heavy rain in the Dallas area.

The 23rd-ranked Canadians were slated to face the 15th-ranked Netherlands at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium located some 20 kilometres west of Dallas. A United States-Nepal warm-up at the same venue was also scrapped Thursday.

Canada beat No. 17 Nepal by 63 runs in Grand Prairie in a warm-up game Monday.

The Canadian men open the tournament Saturday against the U.S. at the Grand Prairie venue, a repurposed stadium that was once the home of the Texas AirHogs of the American Association of Professional Baseball.

Texas has been dealing with severe weather in recent days

Canada has been drawn in Group A with No. 1 India, No. 6 Pakistan, No. 11 Ireland and the 18th-ranked Americans at the 20-team tournament, which runs through June 29 in the U.S. and West Indies.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 30, 2024

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