Rain may affect first Indo-Aussie test match

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Bangalore, Oct 8 (UNI) The retreating Southwest monsoon may bring some rains in the city during the next two days and play spoil sport during the much awaited first cricket test between India and Australia beginning here tomorrow.

According to weather man there was possibility of one or two light showers in the city.

However, this is unlikely to affect the play much as the stadium has good drainage facility in place with covers and super soppers to work on in the event of rains.

A weather bulletin from MET department valid till October 10 said that the Southwest monsoon was weak but rain/thundershowers was likely, with maximum temperatures being 29 and minimum 20 degree Celsius.

The City has been receiving overnight rain since last four days and the Indian team which assembled here three days ahead of the match was restricted to indoor pitch at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on first two days.

According to Karnataka State Cricket Association Curator Narayana Raju light rain would not affect the pitch which would be completely covered.

"Outfield may become wet but the stadium has very good drainage system and we have equipment to bring the field fit for play fast in the event of rains," he said.


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