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Munim Shahriar (right) of Bangladesh kneels for the Black Lives Matter movement during the first T20I between West Indies and Bangladesh at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. Image Credit: AFP

Roseau: Showers forced a premature end to the first Twenty20 between West Indies and Bangladesh at a refurbished Windsor Park on Saturday.

A wet outfield delayed the start for 100 minutes and reduced the match to 16 overs per side. After play was halted in the eighth over, the match was reduced to 14 overs each.

Bangladesh, made to bat first, got only 13 overs when a shower interrupted play again. But that was enough for officials to call a washout with the ground flooded in sunlight.

Top scored

Bangladesh was 105-8. Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 29, and every West Indies bowler got a wicket, led by Romario Shepherd with 3-21.

The game was the first cricket international at Windsor Park since it was rebuilt after being severely damaged in 2017 by a hurricane.

It will stage the second game on Sunday. The third and last T20 is scheduled for Thursday in Providence, Guyana.