We put men on the moon, so why can't we have a reserve day in WC: Bangla coach

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Bristol, Jun 11 (PTI) Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes Tuesday called for the inclusion of reserve days in the World Cup schedule after Bangladesh were forced to split points with Sri Lanka following the abandonment of their match due to persistent rain here.

"We put men on the moon, so why can't we have a reserve day, when actually this tournament is a long tournament," Rhodes said at the press conference.

This was the third match to be washed out in the last five days, the most in the history of World Cup, exceeding the two games at the 1992 edition in Australia and New Zealand, and the 2003 event which was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

Rhodes said there is enough gap to fit in reserve days as most teams at least have "two to three days" between matches.