IND vs AUS: There is a threat of rain in the second T20 match between India and Australia to be held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur on Friday. It has been raining continuously in Nagpur since last few days. The bosses of the Vidarbha Cricket Association are unhappy about the situation as rain has been predicted on the day of the match as well. Tickets for the match at the 45,000-capacity stadium have already been sold and they will have to refund the money to the buyers in case the match does not go ahead.
Both the teams landed in Nagpur on Wednesday afternoon, but it rained intermittently after the evening. It rained early on Thursday morning and although the rain has stopped around 10 a.m., a dense cloud cover over the city means there will always be a risk of rain. Morning rains forced both Australia and India to cancel their scheduled practice sessions in the afternoon and evening. The players could not travel to the stadium after attending the gym session of the team hotel.
The groundsmen removed the covers around noon to check but with the threat of drizzle, they soon had to put back the cover. According to officials, they are running Super Supper and ensuring that there is no water logging, in the hope that there will be no more rain on Thursday and Friday.
Nagpur is hosting its first international match in three years and fans can buy tickets online within minutes. Yet the telephone rings at the city’s VCA’s OID Stadium and people are still asking if tickets are available offline.