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Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI Abandoned Due To Rain

Heavy Rain plays spoilsport in Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI series opener in Karachi

Continuous downpour in the metropolis has resulted in the abandonment of the first one day international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, on Friday.

Showers started at around 1:20 pm local time and turned into heavy rainfall with thunderstorm later in the day.

Pakistan v Sri Lanka – Toss delayed

Earlier, an official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the toss has been delayed and the new schedule will be announced once the ground is handed over to the match officials.

The toss was originally scheduled to be held at 2:30 pm local time with the first ball being scheduled to be bowled at 3 pm.

Rainwater accumulated in the outfield of National Stadium which indicated a delayed start to the match. However, it has now been confirmed that the match has been called off.

“There is rainwater accumulated and rain is still going on. Toss time will be decided once the rain stops and outfield is cleared with the stadium being handed over to the match officials,” the PCB official said.

The cut-off time for the match was 20:30 local time and the good news for cricket fans earlier was that no one day international has ever been abandoned at the National Stadium due to rain.

Today’s events mark the first time ever that a cricket match has been called off due to bad weather in Karachi.

That’s a bit of a damp ending to what was going to a much looked forward to returning of ODI cricket in Pakistan.

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