Visakhapatnam: Heavy overnight rain in the city on Thursday hampered the practice sessions of India and New Zealand ahead of their T20 matches.
Both the teams were scheduled to go for net sessions at the ACA-VDCA stadium in Pothinamallayyapalem here but due to incessant rains, the organisers cancelled the practice sessions of both the teams.
The players remained confined to their rooms at the Grand Bay hotel.
As per the original schedule, the Kiwis had to go for practice from 10 AM -1 PM while the Indians were to hit the net from 2 PM -5 PM, ACA sources said.
The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams arrived on Wednesday for their first T20 tie on Saturday.