Jamshedpur, Oct 26: Rain threat looms large over the Ranji Trophy plate group A opener between the hosts Jharkhand and Delhi scheduled to start at the Keenan stadium here on Sunday.
Both teams were scheduled for nets on Saturday but poor ground conditions and regular rainfall since the last few days continuing till Saturday evening made sure players don’t leave their hotels a day before the start of the match.
Jharkhand State Cricket Association official however, sounded confident, saying that while things weren’t looking too good as of Saturday, they were expecting a clear sky in the next two days.
“It has been raining on and off for the last three days and things are not looking too bright to be honest. But we are expecting a change in the weather from Sunday. The drainage system isn’t an issue at the Keenan Stadium and the ground has already been covered. If there is a clear sky from Sunday, it will allow the groundsmen to carry out their job of drying up the field after removing the covers. We are keeping our fingers crossed and expecting the weather to change by tomorrow so that we get a full game from Saturday,” official said.
Jharkhand has been in the news in recent times thanks to the turbulent weather. First cyclone Phailin caused a lot of damage and now unseasonal rainfall has hit the region.