Australian PM's Mumbai visit cancelled due to bad weather
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit to Mumbai was cancelled due to bad weather, a senior government official said.delhi Updated: Nov 12, 2009 01:29 IST
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit to Mumbai was cancelled due to bad weather, a senior government official said.
Rudd was to witness the seventh and final one-dayer between India and Australia at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, the official told PTI.
The Australian PM was scheduled to fly here this afternoon from the Middle-East and go to Delhi after watching the match "for a couple of hours," the official said. However, the visit was cancelled due to bad weather, he said.
The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy unseasonal rains in the wake of a cyclonic storm over the Arabian Sea.
The wash-out of the the day-night encounter meant that Australia clinched the series with a 4-2 margin.
This is Rudd's first visit to India after two previous trips were cancelled. He is the senior-most member of the government to visit India after an outcry in May and June over the attacks on Indian students in Australia.