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Tornadoes in USA force cancellation of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup warm-up match

Severe tornadoes and thunderstorms that ravaged the central and southern United States of America forced the abandonment of the warm-up match between the United States and Bangladesh ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas was hit hardest by a violent tornado, with winds damaging stadium property including a television screen and spectator stands. A flash flood warning has also been issued in the area.

Canada and Nepal played at Grand Prairie Stadium on Monday, but on Tuesday, May 28, no play was possible.

Several regions of the United States have been hit by tornadoes and thunderstorms, including last week, and more than 20 people have succumbed to nature’s fury.

The United States will host 16 of the 55 matches of the ICC T20 World Cup, including the important match between India and Pakistan, which will be held at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

More rain is forecast this week, with storms expected to move toward the East Coast between the states of North Carolina and Maryland. The storms could wreak havoc and destruction in New York and Florida, where many World Cup matches are scheduled.

Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas will host two other warm-up matches: the United States against Nepal and the Netherlands against Canada. The matches will be played later this week.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup begins in Dallas on June 1, with the United States taking on Canada. The city will host three more matches (Netherlands v Nepal on June 4, USA v Pakistan on June 6 and Sri Lanka v Bangladesh on June 7) as part of this prestigious tournament.