Amidst roaring crowd, electrifying atmosphere in the stadiums so far, with India and its opposition fighting out for an imperious result, rain god has been the unusual customer in the home series that has interrupted the passage of play leaving everyone in chaos.
This time, India prepare themselves for a fresh start against Sri Lanka in the home series with the first Test scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. But the rain threat looms large over the ground and the problem has already started without the ball being bowled.
Ever since the torrential showers struck the outskirts of Kolkata, the ground was covered. This made life difficult for both the teams as the practice session that was expected to take place today was put on hold. So the frustrated players from both the teams were allowed to practice indoors.
According to the meteorological department, there are chances of rains till Saturday. This means we might not have to witness three days of complete action. Many times, rain spells have increased the frustration among the fans. BCCI should make necessary arrangements to stage a match in case, when rain plays a spoilsport.
With excellent drainage facilities located in the city, there won’t be a delay in the match if the rain stops at some point. The second Test match is scheduled to be played on November 24 in Nagpur then comes the final and third Test which will be played in Delhi on December 2.