Heavy rain threatens second one-dayer, ground at Napier flooded

Sodden McLean Park, one day out from the second ODI.
MARK GEENTY

Sodden McLean Park, one day out from the second ODI.

Heavy downpours in Napier are threatening Thursday's second one-day cricket international at McLean Park.

Both sides cancelled training on Wednesday and large puddles had formed on the outfield at 11am.

Thursday's forecast is for improving weather but the big question is around how quickly the outfield will dry. 

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In December 2013 the ODI against West Indies was abandoned in fine weather when the shaded area in front of the main stand took too long to dry after rain, and was deemed unsafe.

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