Rain forces change in match timings
With rains threatening to affect the rest of the matches, play will now start an hour earlier.india Updated: Sep 18, 2006 11:36 IST
Rain has forced a change in match timings of the rest of the DLF Cup triangular cricket series, the organisers announced on Sunday.
With rains threatening to affect the rest of the four matches, like the earlier games, play will now start an hour earlier, from 1.30 p.m. (11 a.m. IST).
The change will see the scheduled hours of play being 1.30-9.15 p.m., said tournament director Brendan McClements.
"This change has been made to provide the maximum opportunity for the game to be completed in the event of a weather interruption," said McClements in a statement.
"Umpires will now have 90 minutes of extra time available to use in the event of a weather interruption, allowing for play to be extended till 10.45 p.m."
However, alterations, if any, of the final match of September 24, now scheduled to start at 3 p.m., will be announced later in consultation with the host broadcaster.
The change was made with the full support of match referee Chris Broad, the umpires, the teams, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which is also playing tournament host, the Malaysian cricket board and the host broadcaster, Zee Sports.