Rain spoiled first India-South Africa T20

Rain spoiled first India-South Africa T20

Rain and a damp outfield forced the abandonment of the first international T20 between India-South Africa without a ball thrown in Dharamsala on Sunday.

The field and square at the beginning of the three-match series remained covered at all times, with rain whipping the sleepy hill resort in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Officials cancelled the match almost 50 minutes after the official start time of 07:00 pm (1330 GMT).

“The rains continue, and the match officially cancelled. See you in Chandigarh for the second T20I,” said the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) on its official Twitter ID.

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