Windies vs India Test: Third day abandoned

Play on the third day of the final Test between West Indies and Indies has been abandoned without a ball bowled.

A wet outfield had forced the abandonment of the opening session and heavy rains then returned to scupper the clean-up efforts and put paid to any hope of a resumption on Saturday.

The outfield at Queen’s Park Oval has remained soft ever since heavy showers forced play to be aborted on Thursday’s opening day after only 1-3/4 hours of play.

Friday’s second day was also abandoned without a ball bowled because of a wet outfield.

West Indies, opting to bat first, are 62 for two, with opener Kraigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 32.


Source: CMC

3 Responses to Windies vs India Test: Third day abandoned

  1. Phil August 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

    What else do they expect? scheduling matches in the middle of the hurricane season.

    • harry turnover August 21, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Not so Phil…it wasn’t RAIN that caused play to be abandoned on days 2 and 3.It was poor drainage,inadequate covering and a lack of interest on the part of those responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Queen Park Oval.
      Test matches were played in Antigua,Jamaica and St.Lucia and there were NO complaints about staging matches in the middle of the Hurricane season then.I would prefer to say in the middle of the rainy season for as the test series is near ending,the active part of the Hurricane Season is about to kick in …in this region.
      Guyana has 2 rainy seasons and most cricket matches are played in the first rainy season and on days leading up to a cricket match it was not uncommon to hear commentators say that they didn’t expect play to start or play at all as there was rain everyday but that the drainage system was good.

  2. Phil August 21, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Yes Harry I agree with you. But exactly caused the conditions.? Sadly standards and maintenance has fallen to a point in Trinidad. They were cock-a-hoop when oil prices were high I expect oil prices to drop even lower because renewable energy ison a rampant increase. which made me suggest that Bizzy, instead of complaining, should look at converting that 17 X 2 1/2 mile shallow dead reef just 1/12 miles off the south east coast of Barbados. Build a state of the art wind farm that will supply more than 4 times the total power Barbados uses, and on that Newly created Island Barbados will have 34 additional sq. miles of real estate. A proper Cruise port, among other exciting developmental ideas. Call me a visionary. Proverbs 29:4 says “where there is no vision, a nation perish”.


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