Rain washes out 3rd of B'desh-NZ Test

Updated: 27 October 2008 10:59 IST

Bangladesh Bad weather and a soggy outfield forced umpires to call off the third day's play in the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Rain washes out 3rd of B'desh-NZ Test

Dhaka:

Bangladesh Bad weather and a soggy outfield on Monday forced umpires to call off the third day's play in the second and final cricket Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Match referee Javagal Srinath announced the decision after inspecting the pitch at 12:30 p.m. local time (0630 GMT), meaning no play has been possible on three consecutive days.

There was some hope of a start earlier Monday when the sun briefly appeared and the umpires had ordered removal of the pitch covers following the first inspection at 11 a.m. (0500 GMT). But thick, gray clouds hung over the stadium most of the day and prevented the field from drying adequately.

The first two scheduled days were also washed out because of incessant rain. The next pitch inspection will be on Tuesday morning, the fourth of five scheduled days for the match.

A tropical depression has been dumping rain on Bangladesh since Friday, and the wet weather was forecast to continue.

New Zealand leads the two-match series 1-0.



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