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CRICKET: Third ODI called off due to cyclone

Published:Monday | October 13, 2014 | 2:40 PM

The third One-Day International (ODI) between hosts India and West Indies tomorrow in Visakhapatnam has been abandoned because of a cyclone on the country's east coast.

The game will not be rescheduled and the series is now a four-match contest.

The Indian Meteorological Department had issued warnings about Cyclone Hudhud at least three days in advance, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided against moving the game out of Visakhapatnam, a port city where the cyclone made landfall yesterday.

A BCCI source said it would have been logistically difficult to move the match to another venue in two days time.

With flight services to and from Visakhapatnam suspended, both teams remained in Delhi, where they had played the second ODI on Saturday.

It is understood the managements of both teams have been advised to be prepared to travel to Dharamsala for the fourth ODI.

The series is level 1-1 after India won the second ODI in Delhi.


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