Asia Cup Twenty20: Heavy Rain Delays Start of India Versus Bangladesh Final

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Heavy rain delayed the toss during the final of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh in Mirpur.

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Mirpur: Heavy downpour accompanied by thundershowers threatened to play spoilsport in the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 between Bangladesh and India. (India vs Bangladesh – Live Score)

The much-hyped grand finale is in the danger of becoming an anti-climax heavy rain lashing the capital city of Bangladesh. (Asia Cup T20: Five Key Battles That Could Decide The Final)

After a slight drizzle slight drizzle in the beginning, the groundsmen went to remove the covers, but just then there was a sudden thunderstorm, which saw the TV crew commentators and players sprinting to the confines of the shade with the heavy pitch cover being blown away. (India vs Bangladesh – No More a David Versus Goliath Contest)

The stadium was plunged into darkness as the lights went off.

Shere-e-Bangla Stadium has brilliant drainage facilities that was witnessed during 2014 World T20 final, which started 45 minutes post scheduled time but the groundsmen had prepared the ground.

In case of no play, the trophy will be shared as both teams are scheduled to leave for India on Monday.


Source: NDTV

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