Published:November 16, 2017 10:43 am
The first day’s proceedings in India-Sri Lanka opening Test was delayed as there was no let up from rain and the conditions remained overcast because of a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal.
The entire Eden Gardens ground remained under thick white tarpaulin cover, while the strip had three layering on it, as it’s been raining since yesterday and there is more forecast of rain for next 24 hours because of the system over west-central Bay.
There was a brief hope in the morning as the drizzle had stopped and the cover on the wicket was removed while the groundsmen were pressed into action with four super soppers to drain the water.
It continued for nearly an hour but as the toss time approached, it began to drizzle again and the covers were back on the wicket.
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