Rain delays start of India-NZ Davis Cup tie

Updated: Sep 14, 2012, 10:55 AM IST

Chandigarh: Heavy showers early in the morning delayed the start of the Davis Cup tie between India and New Zealand on Friday.

Efforts are being made to dry the courts as the sun is shining bright now. The officials will have a final inspection at 11:30 am and are hoping that they will be able to start the proceedings at that time.

The players will start practice from 10:45am.

India`s Yuki Bhambri, ranked 179, is slated to play the first singles against Daniel King-Turner, who is ranked 382.

Vishnu Vardhan, ranked 262, then will take on Kiwi number one Jose Statham, ranked 317 in the world.