Rain caused India’s last match at Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium to be abandoned.© BCCI
India is scheduled to meet South Africa at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati late on Sunday in the second T20I of a three-match series, but rain could hamper proceedings in Assam. According to Accuweather, Guwahati is likely to experience some heavy thunderstorms, with three hours of rain expected. Tickets at Barsapara Stadium are already sold out for the match, but it is likely that fans will be very disappointed as there is a possibility that the match will not take place. The last international match at the stadium was also abandoned due to rain.
Meanwhile, the organizers said they have arranged everything to minimize loss of time in case of rain.
The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has imported two “extra light” pitch covers from the US. It had about 20 covers to use.
ACA secretary Devajit Saikia said: “These imported covers ensure that water or moisture does not seep into the yard.
The last international match at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati was the India vs Sri Lanka T20 match on 5 January 2020, which was postponed due to persistent rain.
India recently played a match at Nagpur that was shortened due to rain. India beat Australia in a match that dropped to eight goals each side.
India go into the match with a 1-0 lead in the series, and will end things in Guwahati.
The third and final match of the series will be played at Indore on Tuesday.
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