India vs Sri Lanka, Guwahati T20I: The 9:30 pm inspection is a mystery, most of the players left at 9

NEW DELHI: The last inspection for Sunday's T20I match between India and Sri Lanka in the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati it could have been held at 9:30 p.m., 24 minutes before the match was officially canceled, but Assam Cricket Association The secretary (ACA), Devajit Saikia, revealed that most of the players had already left at 9 pm.

Speaking to IANS, Saikia said that even he was surprised how the referees Chettithody Shamshuddin, Nitin Menon, Anil Chaudhary and the match referee made the last inspection. David Boon at 9:30 p.m., when most of the players had left the stadium at 9 p.m.

Well, that's a mystery to me and I'll have to find out because most of the players had left before 9 p.m. M. That announcement (which was canceled at 9:54 p. M.) was strategic to ensure that the crowd did not become rebellious. That is the usual protocol that is followed. I have given you the concrete facts, he said.

In fact, Saikia said party officials had made it clear to the ground staff that the ground had to be ready for action before 8:45 pm, otherwise the game would have been abandoned.

For an hour and three minutes there was a heavy shower and the referees said we had to prepare the ground before 8:45 pm, otherwise the game will be abandoned. Gardeners were given 57 minutes to prepare it. If we had some more time, we could have prepared the ground. There was humidity throughout the field due to the reverse osmosis system and what was said in the comments, I cannot comment on that, he explained.

The ACA secretary also said it was not expected that the rain would play in the spoilsport at this time of year.

It was a non-seasonal rain since we did not receive rain in Guwahati in January. Yesterday we also had heavy rains in the afternoon, but we prepared the ground in time for the launch and it happened at 6:30 pm. Then, the game was supposed to start at 7 pm. At 6:50 pm there was heavy rain and hailstorms. This continued until 7:53 pm.

After the rain there was a lot of humidity in the atmosphere. After 6:30 pm, the ground is with the match referee and the referees and they dictate the terms and our team of curators followed their instructions. If they had given us an hour or a half an hour, the ground would have been ready, he lamented.