Sunday 17 November, 2019

West Indies women's T20 v England abandoned due to rain

West Indies were frustrated by the weather as the opening women's Twenty20 with England was abandoned without a ball bowled at Northampton.

Weather forecasters issued thunderstorm alerts for Northamptonshire for Tuesday and they were accurate in their predictions, as the clouds and rain rolled across the town just around noon, despite the game scheduled to start at 7:00 pm local time.

Both teams and officials sat around hoping for the slightest change in weather to take the toss and get proceedings underway but it was not to be. With a scheduled match cut off time at 9:29 pm, at 8:05 pm after consultation with the groundsmen, the match officials took the decision to abandon the match.

The West Indies Women were looking forward to starting the T20 series on a clean slate coming off the 3-0 ODI series loss.

The second match is scheduled for Friday at the same venue.

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