Fans expressed their displeasure after the primary ODI between India and South Africa at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala was deserted as a result of rain on Thursday. It was the second match in lower than six months to be deserted on the picturesques stadium due to inclement climate. Incidentally, that match was additionally an India-South Africa clash in September final yr.
This angered followers, who couldn’t witness a single ball being bowled within the first ODI of the three-match sequence. They took to social media to let their feeling recognized after Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) notified in regards to the cancelled clash.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 12, 2020
— കവി🌻 (@Xanthophile_7) March 12, 2020
Cricket nahi to Swimming competitors hello rakh lete
— Aparna 🌼 (@AppeFizzz) March 12, 2020
Forecast dekhke pata chalra ta, 90% possibilities😂
Kudos to your brains😂
— Eshita Sharma🖤 (@eshita2428) March 12, 2020
Yeh to 1-2 mahine pehle se hello pata tha washout hoga ..
Koi BCCI walo ko samjhao yeh Dharamshala hai yaha 30% rain probability ho to bhi match nahi hota aaj to 90+% tha 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️
— Pahari Choru ❁ 🇮🇳 (@Kanav_mahajan1) March 12, 2020
— Neel 🇮🇳 (@Iam_neel) March 12, 2020
The first ODI of the was all the time unsure after the weatherman forecast widespread rains and thundershowers over the area on Thursday and Friday due to recent western disturbance over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir.
Fans and organisers had provided prayers on the Indrunag Temple within the hills overlooking the stadium in an try to appease the rain gods.
Heavy rain had additionally lashed the hill city simply after the 2 groups’ apply classes on Wednesday, forcing the organisers to cowl all the taking part in space. If that was not sufficient, it rained all the evening on the eve of the match.
It was overcast for main a part of the day and heavens opened up simply earlier than the beginning. It rained on and off after that, forcing the toss to be delayed and bringing floor employees into motion.
The rain was not that heavy however was sufficient for water to build up, forcing organisers to press three tremendous-soppers into motion. But regardless of working tirelessly, the bottom employees did not clear the bottom, forcing the on-subject umpires to name off the match.
((With PTI Inputs))