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England v South Africa Twenty20 tie called off

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 20:30 [IST]
 
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London: England's Twenty20 International against South Africa on Wednesday evening has been called off following heavy rain at the Chester-le-Street ground.

Authorities made the decision to call off England's only competitive Twenty20 game before their Stanford match in Antigua on November 1 after arriving at the ground on Tuesday to find the outfield saturated.

It means England will be without any practice in this format before they fly out to the West Indies to compete in the 10 million pound (18.6 million dollar) game against a Stanford All Stars team.

The first of five one-day international matches against South African start at Headingley on Friday.

AFP

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