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chinaman
March 6, 2004, 12:30 PM
The prospect doesn't look encouraging.


http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040306/i/r2375810731.jpg

A groundsman at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe yawns as he walks over the covers of the waterlogged outfield of the cricket ground March 6, 2004. The first of five One Day Internationals against Bangladesh was abandoned to due rain. REUTERS/Howard Burditt

reverse_swing
March 6, 2004, 12:47 PM
It is also highly unlikely that any play will be possible in the second match, scheduled for March 7.

Rubu
March 6, 2004, 01:38 PM
according to cricinfo, harare usually gets even more rain. result, we might have a chance to draw a series for the first time. of course this is not the way we want it.

Piranha
March 6, 2004, 02:54 PM
Which blooming idiot was in charge of scheduling this series?

tensionEaachi
March 6, 2004, 03:29 PM
draw series? r u dreamin? wake up agent? its time for you to work on your own code now!!! :lol: we may get a win or two but are not yet in a situation to that!

billah
March 6, 2004, 03:51 PM
Chubby can't hide behind the rain. Shortened or not, he's gonna have to come out and play us, even if it is for once.:)

AGC
March 6, 2004, 04:19 PM
Do you guys think there will ever be covered cricket stadiums?

mahbubH
March 6, 2004, 05:27 PM
Do you have any problem of browsing cricinfo? I cannot open cricinfo from this morning?

James90
March 6, 2004, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by AGC
Do you guys think there will ever be covered cricket stadiums?

It's already happened...Colonial Stadium or Docklands as its known to some

Rubu
March 6, 2004, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by tensionEaachi
draw series? r u dreamin? wake up agent? its time for you to work on your own code now!!! :lol: we may get a win or two but are not yet in a situation to that!

ha ray vai, shesh vorosha is dream. toy, bristi dhakhay kintu monay hoi na j dream shotti hoyar shomvobona ak dom nai. who knows whats in "mikail's" mind.

chinaman
March 6, 2004, 11:59 PM
It is also highly unlikely that any play will be possible in the second match, scheduled for March 7, especially with rain continuing on and off; in fact, common sense would suggest that the match be called off right now to save everybody the trouble, but "it can't be done," said one of the officials. Harare usually gets more rain than Bulawayo, although the ground there drains better, so it is not inconceivable that the full five-match series might never even start. It is reported that there are plans now to install better drainage at Queens, but as far as this series is concerned the horse has already bolted.

Rain washes out Bulawayo one-dayer (http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2004/MAR/086701_ZIMBDESH2003-04_06MAR2004.html)

fwullah
March 7, 2004, 12:33 AM
As far as I know, the Harare matches will not be rained off.

Hasib
March 7, 2004, 01:38 AM
There are chances of rain in Hararee... (I know this page is a mass... coz its better veiwed with the frames...)

Weather (http://www.geocities.com/banglateststats/weather.htm)

[Edited on 7-3-2004 by Hasib]

Hasib
March 7, 2004, 02:31 AM
Match State: Match start delayed due to wet conditions

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second ODI between
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh
no rain yesterday but unfortunately the outfield is still water
logged
and at the moment it's drizzling
Umpires have decided to inspect the ground at 10 am local time (8am
GMT) to make a final decision
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High around 75F. Winds ESE at
10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50% is the weather forecast for the
day

Source- Cricinfo
http://plus.cricinfo.com/db/NEW/LIVE/frames/BDESH_ZIM_ODI2_07MAR2004.html

Carte Blanche
March 7, 2004, 03:09 AM
This is ridiculous. Why on earth did they schedule a series in this type of rainy season? I'm certain this is not something that's happened once in a century. They must have known about the weather patterns at this time of the year. Lets hope common sense prevails next time Zimbos decide to host a touring team.

sage
March 7, 2004, 03:57 AM
Streak is chicken to say that he does not want to play short cricket, it my favor BD. If Zim is better then BD then they should not be scared to play in any condition.

It seems like he is scared!!:P

Hasib
March 7, 2004, 04:00 AM
Match State: Delay - Match abandoned

and finally the umpires have decided to call off the match, once
again rain plays spoilsport!
Morning from Bulawayo where the bad news is that play has been
called off due to a watter logged outfield
The umpires have just completed an inspection and decided that the
surface was unfit for play and that it would not recover enough
for any play to take place

Kalbaisakhi
March 7, 2004, 04:37 AM
I think every body who participate in Fantacy game quiz willl get first prize.


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Hasib
March 7, 2004, 04:45 AM
havn't seen u for a long time!!! Welcome back (I may hav accidently over looked ur posts... :()

Hasib
March 7, 2004, 04:46 AM
Rain forces another abandonment

Wisden Cricinfo staff

March 7, 2004



Rain made for unplayable conditions at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, and the second one-dayer between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh was duly called off. While few puddles remained, the ground was spongy and slippery, which made fielding a hazardous occupation. The groundsmen tried their best to dry up the ground in time for a start, but the incessant drizzle added to the unpleasantness of the grey day.

The teams move on to Harare for the third match of the series, and with even heavier rain expected there, the series could hinge on the effectiveness of a drainage system.

Wisden Cricinfo Ltd

Love the last line... "the series could hinge on the effectiveness of a drainage system." lol :D :fire::fire::fire:

Sakin
March 7, 2004, 08:25 PM
BULAWAYO (AFP) - Umpires David Orchard and Kevin Barbour have called off the second of five scheduled one-day internationals between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh here.

Following frequent and heavy rainstorms in recent days, many parts of the outfield were considered unplayable.

It means that of the seven days cricket scheduled, only one and half have been possible.

Even if the umpires had agreed to play, captains Heath Streak and Habibul Bashar had already expressed a reluctance to play and risk injury to their fielders.

The next scheduled one-day match will be in Harare on Wednesday. However, a large tropical cyclone over Madagascar might cause heavy rains over the Zimbabwe capital during the next few days.

A proposal to play four matches in Harare this week instead of the three on the fixtures list is being considered.

look at the last line. There might be another one day added.