Play abandoned

A wet outfield has caused the abandonment of the penultimate day of the fourth and final Test between West Indies and India at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.

Match officials called off play at 10:25 a.m. after inspecting the ground.

The second and third days were also abandoned without a bowl bowled due to an impaired outfield.

Only 1-3/4 hours play was possible on day one before heavy rains forced the last two sessions to be abandoned.

Source: CMC

2 Responses to Play abandoned

  1. Phil August 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I recalled a number of years ago when I wore younger boy’s clothing, It rained heavily overnight in Georgetown. Redds Preierra reported at 6:00 a.m. on the first day of a test match that Bourda ground was under 3 inches of water. following instructions from a man named Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham hundreds of army personnel drained and mopped up the ground. This was immediately followed by four army helicopters hovering for 3 hours nonstop over the entire outfield. Play began promptly at 11:00 am that very morning. all five days were played albeit the game ended in a draw. I learnt then that those who say it can’t be done are often rudely awaken by someone else doing it. I don’t like cricket….. I love it….

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  2. Alex Alleyne August 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    The WICB just not serious about TEST cricket anymore. Just look at the TEST squad , WI selectors cannot get a number 2 batsman to partner Kragg. They tried for years with make shift slow bowlers hoping to bowl out the opposition. Now they finally got a pretty good pace attack going, they drop young Joseph for the final TEST. You will not get good crowds coming if the cricket remain POOR. The ICC only go all out for TEST cricket when it is AUSTRALIA vs ENGLAND.

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