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    Rain Curtails England's Warm-up Fixture Against Bangladesh XI

    England Team Practice in Chittagong. (Getty Images)

    England Team Practice in Chittagong. (Getty Images)

    Chittagong, Bangladesh: England's preparations for their Test series against Bangladesh were disrupted on Friday when the first day's play of a two-day warm-up fixture against a Bangladesh XI was cancelled due to an unplayable pitch.

    "Umpires deemed the ground condition was not suitable to start the match after overnight rain," a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman said, referring to the ground in Chittagong.

    "The two teams will now play a 45-over match tomorrow," he added.

    England are scheduled to play another two-day warm-up match against a BCB XI on October 16-17 as part of their preparations for the two-Test series against Bangladesh.

    The opening Test begins in Chittagong on October 20. The second Test will be played in Mirpur, starting October 28.