Wet blow

Rain washes out first day of PCL clash

Rain once again dealt title-holders Barbados Pride a severe blow, washing out the first day of their second round clash in the WICB Professional Cricket League against Jamaica today.

Hoping for at least four days of good weather in order to climb back into the competition after a disappointing first round, heavy overnight and all-day rain put the Windward Sports Club under water leaving officials with no choice but to abandon play.

The adverse weather was as a result of a trough system which moved across the area late yesterday and into today, dumping several inches of rain across the island and causing some flooding.

A flash flooding warning was in place until 6 p.m.

Once rain continued overnight and into the morning, there was little hope of action and umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Joel Wilson wasted little time in calling off play around 11:15 am.

While both teams would have been disappointed, Barbados will feel hard done especially after rain also spoiled their first round match against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Port of Spain last weekend.

Barbados captain Kraigg Brathwaite (third from left) and Jamaican counterpart Tamar Lambert (fourth from left) get news of the abandonment from match officials. (Photo courtesy WICB Media)
Barbados captain Kraigg Brathwaite (third from left) and Jamaican counterpart Tamar Lambert (fourth from left) get news of the abandonment from match officials. (Photo courtesy WICB Media)

Barbados dominated the game at Queen’s Park Oval, forcing T&T to follow on only to be hampered by rain over the last two days. In fact, rain allowed just 14.4 overs on the final day, with Barbados chasing victory after having reduced T&T to 213 for five in their second innings.

Play is scheduled to start on tomorrow’s second day at 9:30 am.

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