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England tour of India - Bad weather holds up play on fourth day

Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 15:59 [IST]
 
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Bangalore: It continued to be a long wait at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as no play was possible even in the post lunch session on the fourth day of the third Test between India and England on Saturday.The umpires A V Jayaprakash and Asoka De Silva are scheduled to inspect the ground at 13.30 hours (IST) to decide on when play could start.

Passing clouds, sometimes dark, however pose a potential threat.Heavy overnight rain and intermittent drizzle of the morning delayed the scheduled start of the math with the umpires carrying out inspections at 11.00 am and 12.00 am (IST) respectively.With the monsoon being active in the neighbouring state of Chennai, the weather is turning out be unpredictable.

There is a possibility of play being washed out for the day. In such an event, the match is likely to end in a draw resulting in a 1-0 series win for India.With a delayed start being on the cards at the outset, there was not much crowd in the stadium despite being a Saturday.

While the Indian team members had a work out in the Indoor Stadium, the English cricketers – but for captain Nasser Hussain and coach Duncan Fletcher – stayed back in the hotel.

Story first published:  Saturday, December 22, 2001, 18:31 [IST]
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