NZ, West Indies ODI abandoned after rainfall

MARK GEENTY IN NAPIER
Last updated 17:32 29/12/2013
McLean Park
Getty Images

MISERABLE: Covers protect the wicket during a rain delay at McLean Park in Napier.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Black Caps bowler Trent Boult still waiting for IPL start as T20 year from hell continues Englishman Sam Billings pulls off contender for catch of the Indian Premier League Anxious wait for Black Caps fans with Sky yet to secure cricket tour rights Former Black Cap Chris Harris gets his debut cap back a decade after it was stolen Tom Latham guides Kent to victory in English county championship debut Melbourne Renegades coach open to Big Bash League return for Chris Gayle Black Caps top of the world Twenty20 rankings, despite semifinal loss at World T20 Billion dollar plan to keep the MCG the best in the world Pay rise for top NZ cricketers with back-to-back India tours to boost coffers Brendon McCullum fails as Gujrat Lions hammered by Delhi Daredevils in IPL

The second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and West Indies in Napier has been abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Despite McLean Park being bathed in sunshine, umpires Ian Gould and Chris Gaffaney called the game off at 5.20pm when the rain-soaked ground was deemed unfit for play.

Match conditions allowed a start as late as 7pm for a 20-over match, but ground staff felt the surface would not be ready for play by then.

The announcement sparked a chorus of boos from around 1000 people who'd remained at the ground in the hope of a game getting under way.

Rain fell throughout the early afternoon but it cleared around 3.30pm and hopes lifted of a game starting. The covers came off at 4.55pm and the sun shone, but large puddles in front of the main stand and surface water around the boundary didn't bode well.

It leaves West Indies 1-0 up in the five-match series, heading into game three in Queenstown on Wednesday.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content