Pak vs Sri-Lanka: Toss delayed owing to heavy rain
Toss has been delayed due to rain in the first one day international between Sri-Lanka and Pakistan.
Pakistan cricket board (PCB) confirmed that the toss has been delayed and the new scheduled will be announced once the ground is handed over to the match officials.
Rain started at around 1:20pm PST. The toss was scheduled to be held at 2:30pm local time while the first ball being scheduled to be bowled at 3pm.
Rainwater has accumulated in the outfield of National Stadium which indicates unlikelihood of an early start of the match.
The PCB official stated “There is rainwater accumulated and rain is still going on. Toss time will be decided once the rain stops and outfield is cleared with the stadium being handed over to the match officials.”
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stated that more monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal are likely to penetrate in northeastern and south eastern parts of the country and likely to strengthen from Thursday.
Sri Lanka’s cricket team had arrived in Karachi for a six-match limited-overs series – the first involving a major Test-playing nation in Pakistan in ten years.
The one-day series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi while T-20 series will be played in the Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The first one day cricket match was scheduled between both teams today 27th September, Friday.
In this regard, a Sri Lankan security team had already visited the National Stadium to review the security arrangements.
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