Written by Shamik Chakrabarty
| Kolkata |
Published:November 16, 2017 1:17 am


The incessant rain was further bad news for what is already a low-key series. (Source: Express Photo by Subham Datta)

On Tuesday, two days before the first Test, ticket counters at Eden Gardens wore a deserted look. On Wednesday, as the skies opened up and the ground went under wraps, no one bothered to open the windows until late in the day. There’s apparently more interest in the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival than the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, commencing on Thursday. And the incessant rain was further bad news for what is already a low-key series.

A bleak weather forecast for the next two days puts a serious question mark over the scheduled start. According to the local Met office, a “deep depression is currently positioned at west-central Bay of Bengal” and moving towards south Orissa. And the whole of…

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