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ICC World Cup Warm-up, IND vs ENG: Heavy Rain and Thunderstorm Lash Guwahati, Standee in Barsapara Stadium Damaged

Reported By: Preety Priya

Last Updated: September 30, 2023, 15:03 IST

Guwahati [Gauhati], India

The standee in-front of the press box was brought down by rain. (Pic Credit: Preety Priya)

The standee in-front of the press box was brought down by rain. (Pic Credit: Preety Priya)

Right before the start of India’s warm-up match against England, it started raining heavily forcing the start to be delayed.

India’s ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match with England was delayed by heavy thunderstorm in Guwahati on Saturday.

After India captain Rohit Sharma opted to bat first under humid conditions, heavy rain lashed Guwahati with the groundstaff quickly putting the field under the covers.

Also Read: India vs England WC Warm-up

The intensity of the heavy thunderstorm can be gauged from the fact that a standee put in front of the media box suffered heavy damagae.

The seats in the galleries were drenched by rain and filled with water.

Credit to the groundstaff though for acting swiftly to ensure the majority of the playing field was put under covers.

Guwahati has been given four world cup warm-up matches the first of which was played on Friday between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which the latter won comfortably.

Earlier, it was expected that Guwahati will get at least two world cup matches but due to certain drawbacks like the position of press box, it has to be remain contend with the warm up games.

However , the cricket fans in the state have shown a plenty of interest to watch these warm up and officials of Assam Cricket Academy (ACA) stated that all the 38000 tickets have been sold out.

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