Ranji Trophy: No play on day 3 also due to wet out field
Jamshedpur, Oct 29: The task to win or make a mark in the first match of Ranji Trophy for Jharkhand who are looking a competitive side with inclusion of pacer Varun Aaron and Saurabh Tiwary, against heavyweights Delhi became more difficult as Day 3 of the season’s opener was officially called off today at 3.15 pm without a single ball being bowled after a formal inspection by the umpires Sanjay Hazare and Abhijit Deshmukh and Match referee Vijaykumar S on Tuesday at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur.
Day one and two of the match was also washed out on Sunday and Monday after inclement weather combined with wet and damp outfield made the ground unfeasible to play.
Jharkhand State Cricket Association was hopeful and had pressed all their groundsmen at work to dry the ground but there was no let up from rain for five days that left the field soggy.
There was hope among the cricket enthusiasts with the sun shining bright Monday morning but after the 11 a.m. inspection done by match referee the outfield was deem to be too wet for play.