Second day’s play between TN and Bengal also washed out

Chennai: The second day’s play between Tamil Nadu and Bengal in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A was called off on Thursday after overnight rains made the pitch and outfield soggy.

The first day’s play was also called off due to heavy rains yesterday without a ball being bowled.

With only three more matches remaining in the preliminary stage, efforts of former India captain Sourav Ganguly to play in this match to improve upon Bengal’s fifth position on the points table seem to have gone for a toss as they are likely to share two points with Tamil Nadu, if the match ends in a draw.

Rains playing spoilsport would also affect Tamil Nadu, who have ten points from four matches and are placed joint second with Gujarat. They would perhaps be relegated down the order in points table.

With bright sunshine and clear sky prevailing since morning on Thursday, the teams can hope that the match would commence tomorrow.

PTI

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