Rain washes out South Africa vs Afghanistan ODI World Cup warm-up match in Thiruvananthapuram


The ODI World Cup warm-up sport between South Africa and Afghanistan was deserted on account of incessant rain on Friday.

As heavy rains lashed the town, the groups had been confined to their respective resorts and after rounds of inspection, the match officers referred to as off the sport round 3.45pm on account of regular rain and moist outfields.

A couple of members of the Afghanistan group reached the Greenfield Worldwide Stadium later within the afternoon, however by then, the match was referred to as off.

Earlier within the day, Australia and The Netherlands cancelled their coaching classes, and there’s a cloud of uncertainty over their warm-up sport on Saturday, too.

In keeping with the meteorological division, two low pressures have fashioned over the Arabian Sea Konkan-Goa coast and northeast Bay of Bengal, resulting in Kerala experiencing widespread rains, accompanied by robust winds until Monday.

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The IMD has issued an orange alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kannur and Kasargod. A yellow alert has been issued in the remainder of the districts.

Afghanistan will fly all the way down to Guwahati on Saturday for its second warm-up sport, whereas South Africa is scheduled to play New Zealand on the Greenfield Worldwide Stadium on Monday.

The Indian group will attain the town on Sunday for its ultimate warm-up sport towards The Netherlands on October 3, and in response to the Kerala Cricket Affiliation officers, tickets are bought out for the sport. Nevertheless, with the inclement climate situations prevailing within the State, the groups and the organisers would count on issues to get higher over the subsequent couple of days.



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