Opening four-day game between India A and South Africa A shifted to Bengaluru from Belgaum due to poor weather

The first four-day match between India A and South Africa A has been shifted to Bengaluru from Belgaum due to inclement weather forecast.

Press Trust of India, Jul 23, 2018 23:08:57 IST

Bengaluru: The first four-day match between India A and South Africa A has been shifted to Bengaluru from Belgaum due to inclement weather forecast.

Opening four-day game between India A and South Africa A shifted to Bengaluru from Belgaum due to poor weather

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"The match, which was scheduled to be played at Belgaum next week, has been shifted to Bengaluru due to expected inclement weather conditions," KSCA Spokesperson Vinay Mruthanjaya told PTI in Bengaluru.

The first of the two games was scheduled to be played in Belgaum from 4 to 7 August followed by the second one in Bengaluru (10-13 August). But now both the matches will be held in Bengaluru.

Mruthunjaya said local ground staff could not prepare the pitch due to incessant weather in Belgaum, forcing BCCI to shift the series opener.

"The groundsmen escalated the matter to higher KSCA authorities, who took up the matter with BCCI officials," he said.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2018 23:08:57 IST






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1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252