Play washed out in Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test

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GALLE (APP) – Bad weather washed out the opening day’s play without a ball being bowled in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle on Wednesday.

The umpires abandoned play at 2.00 pm (0830 GMT) after incessant rain showed no signs of abating and the large covers at the Galle International Stadium became waterlogged.

Play will start 15 minutes early on the second day, weather permitting. But rain has been forecast over this southern coastal town on all five days.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan are due to play three Tests, followed by five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.

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