BRISTOL – Heavy overnight and early morning rain delayed the start of the World Cup group match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol on Tuesday.
The umpires were due to hold a pitch inspection at the scheduled start time of 10:30 am local time (0930 GMT).
But, with the pitch and square covered and further rain falling, there was a chance the officials would wait until having another look at the condition of the ground.
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The toss at Bristol has been delayed due to rain, but the covers are being peeled off, and an inspection is due at 10:30am.
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Sri Lanka have already suffered one no result washout in Bristol, against Pakistan on Friday.
Meanwhile tournament organisers were, for the second day in a row, faced with the prospect of another incomplete match after rain forced South Africa and the West Indies to take a point each at Southampton on Monday.
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Agence France-Presse (AFP)