Rain postpones Nehru Cup tie in New Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 18:52

New Delhi: The third round-robin match of
the Nehru Cup international football tournament between
Lebanon and Sri Lanka was today postponed for tomorrow after
heavy rains that lashed the city made Ambedkar Stadium pitch
unplayable.

The match between India and Kyrgyzstan earlier scheduled
for tomorrow will be played on Sunday.

All the fixtures drawn earlier will be revised and pushed
further by a day which means the final round-robin match will
be played on August 29 instead of August 28.

However, there will be no change on the date of final
match which will be on August 31.

The decision to postpone today`s match and push all the
earlier fixtures by one day was taken at a meeting attended by
AIFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco, Delhi Soccer
Association Secretary NK Bhatia, title sponsor ONGC`s Sports
Secretary NK Jeet and tournament commissioner.

The consent of the tournament broadcasters, Zee Sports,
was also taken.

The Revised Schedule:

Aug 22: Sri Lanka v Lebanon; Aug 23: India v Kyrgyzstan;

Aug 24: Syria v Sri Lanka; Aug 25: Kyrgyzstan v Lebanon;

Aug 26: India v Sri Lanka; Aug 27: Syria v Lebanon;

Aug 28: Sri Lanka v Kyrgyzstan; Aug 29: India v Syria;

Aug 31: Final.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 18:52

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