India VS New Zealand 2019: Match abandoned without a ball bowled
02:55 PM, June 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:18 PM, June 13, 2019

IND vs NZ: Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Persistent drizzle at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham forced the game between India and New Zealand being called off. It is the third time in this World Cup that a game has been washed out without a ball being bowled.   



The toss between India and New Zealand has been delayed due to rain at Nottingham

Overnight and early morning rain delayed the start of the World Cup match between India and New Zealand in Nottingham on Thursday.

The covers were removed after the rain stopped, with groundstaff at Trent Bridge working hard to dry the playing surface.

But the rain then started to come down heavily and the covers came back on.

Tournament organisers have faced criticism after two washouts and one no result, forcing teams to share one point each.

Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said: "We put men on the moon, so why can't we have a reserve day? after their fixture against Sri Lanka in Bristol was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson said factoring in a reserve day for every match would be "extremely complex to deliver". (AFP)

India and New Zealand are the only two unbeaten teams in the World Cup so far. Coming to this match, India won against South Africa and Australia whereas New Zealand beat Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. 

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