India-Kent match delayed due to wet outfield

Canterbury (Kent): India's 50-over-a-side practice game against Kent has been delayed due to wet outfield conditions following torrential rains on Friday.

It has been raining heavily here since last evening, which has rendered the outfield of the St Lawrence Ground unplayable.

The umpires have already carried out three inspections and is expected do another at 6.30 p.m. (local time) before deciding on the fate off the day-night fixture.

However, the good news is that sun has come out for the first time in the day and the umpires have indicated that if there is no further rain there is a strong possibility of a Twenty20 match starting at 7.30 p.m. (local time).

For the visiting Indian team, it is their final 50-over practice game ahead of the five-match ODI series against England, starting September 3 at Chester-le-Street.

But since their arrival here after the six-wicket win over Sussex at Hove, the Indians were forced to sit inside the dressing room apart from walking downstairs into the long room housed in the Frank Woolley stand for their lunch.

India had on Thursday registered their first victory on English soil, beating Sussex by six wickets in their first 50-over-a-side practice game.

India will also play a Twenty20 warm up match against Leicester on August 29.

India had earlier lost the Test series by a humiliating 0-4 margin to England.


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