Rain washes out WI match

Mon, Jun 4, '12


Windies v England

Rain dealt yet another blow to West Indies' already wretched tour, forcing the abandonment of the second day of their two-day fixture against Leicestershire yesterday and further undermining their build-up to the third and final later this week.

Not a ball was bowled at Grace Road as heavy overnight rain left the outfield waterlogged and, with more rain in the forecast, umpires Mark Benson and Russell Evans called off play half-hour before the start.

Rain also wrecked the early phase of the West Indies tour, allowing just 34 overs in the opening three-day tour match against Sussex at Hove.

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