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Dark clouds over Eden ODI, practice called off

PTI
Published : Sep 20, 2017, 6:42 am IST
Updated : Sep 20, 2017, 6:42 am IST

The low pressure is expected to pass by Wednesday but the local Met director said that there was still chance of a downpour on the match day.

The Eden Gardens turf was covered on Tuesday. 	(Photo: PTI)
 The Eden Gardens turf was covered on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Kolkata: The Indian team were forced to cancel their training session on Tuesday due to inclement weather as the Eden Gardens was under cover while the Australia used the indoor facility of the stadium.

The low pressure is expected to pass by Wednesday but the local Met director said that there was still chance of a downpour on the match day.

 

Eden Gardens remained under cover for two days as Steve Smith and Co., who arrived in the morning quickly changed their plan and their batsmen hit the indoor facilities, while bowlers returned to team hotel. “Doubt we will be out on the ground today,” posted Aussie vice-captain David Warner on Twitter with a photo of Eden Gardens under cover.

India were slated to train in the evening session but seeing the ground reality they were quick to cancel the session. “Since it’s raining and the facilities are covered, they won’t go to the stadium today,” read an official communication from Team India.

There was a downpour on Monday afternoon as the ground is put under cover since then. “We need at least two hours of sunshine to get the ground ready. We are well-equipped, we are keeping our fingers crossed. The good thing is we still have two days,” East Zone curator Ashish Bhowmick said.

 

India lead 1-0 in the five-match ODI series with a 26-run win over the world champions in the rain-truncated Chennai match on September 17. 

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Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]