Guwahati: The first international T20 match of the year between India and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled in Guwahati due to intermittent spells of rain. Unfortunately, the rainwater reportedly seeped through leaking covers that were used to cover the pitch at Barsapara Stadium here.
It has angered fans present at the stadium and outside who were hopeful of witnessing a good game of cricket. The desperate attempt by Assam Cricket Association’s (ACA) ground staff to dry the pitch of Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati after rain water seeped through the covers has now become subject to major humiliation.
After India won the toss and decided to bowl, the first T20I match of the year was called off after rainwater seeped in through the covers after a nominal spell of rain, disappointing a strong crowd of over 35,000 fans gathered at the stadium. The state association resorted to desperate measures like hair dryer, steam iron and vacuum cleaner to rid the 22-yards of damp patches, but in vain.
Despite assuring refund of tickets, many questions still loom at large. Facing criticism from nationwide due to their alleged inefficiency, Assam Cricket Association is likely to face the media to clear all doubts of the cricket lovers at 3.30 pm on Tuesday.
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