Pietersen, Collingwood react to Dharamsala weather

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Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:35 [IST]
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Dharamsala, Jan 25: With the weather at Dharamsala giving goosebumps to most of the cricketers of both the teams, former England cricketer turned commentator Paul Collingwood on Thursday admitted that he was shivering while thinking about the cricket match to be played at the venue on Sunday.

Since the venue has witnessed snow fall last week which is expected during this time of the year, the board's decision to play an ODI at the venue has been questioned as the temperature at the venue is expected to be 0 degree on Sunday.

'I need my snowsuit for Dharamsala'

With the temperature dropping to minus 1 and more during night, playing a match in the freezing cold has raised many eye-brows.

Paul Collingwood also tweeted on his micro-blogging site hinting at shopping before heading towards Dharamsala as it was pretty cold.

"Think I'll need my snow suit for Dharamashala #freezing #IndvEng," tweeted Collingwood, who is here as ESPN-Star Sports TV expert.

"Shopping trip needed before Dharmasala then! #snowcricket" Might try to do the pitch report with an ice pick," joked the 36-year-old.

After reaching the venue, England cricketer Kevin Pietersen also expressed how difficult it was to cope with the weather at Dharamsala.

My toes are going to fall off! @kevinpp24 tweeted on Thursday.

After a few hours, he tweeted again, too cold???????? or too hot??????????? Google Dharamshala's temps & you'll see, he wrote.

Though the forecast for the day of the match says the conditions will be better, as it is going to be sunny on Sunday, playing a match under these conditions could be tough. The England team that has been accustomed to chilly conditions also finding it difficult to cope with the weather, looks like the board is surely to be blamed for scheduling a match during extreme conditions.


Story first published:  Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:30 [IST]
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