Pak v Sri Lanka: First ODI called off due to rain, waterlogged outfield D.

KARACHI -- The opening ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the National Stadium Karachi has been called off. The decision was taken due to the heavy rain that lashed the city on Friday. As a result, the stadium outfield had become waterlogged. It was initially reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would try its best to stage the match even if it had to cut down on a few overs. However, the state of the pitch made it impossible for the ground staff to give match officials their goahead. The stadium had puddles at a variety of places, whereas the area near the boundary line was almost completely submerged. At one point, the ground staff had attempted to work towards getting the ground ready for a 20-overs-a-side match.

However, continuous downpour made sure that their plan did not come to...

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