Whose fault is it anyway?
The first day
of the opening test between India & Sri Lanka at Chennai
was called off due to rain.
Given that tomorrow's forecast reads "Scattered thunderstorms"
and the anticipated onslaught of Cyclone Baaz
tomorrow, the game looks all set to be significantly affected by rain.
I'd say it is highly unlikely that there'd be any scope of a result, even given the fact that the atmospheric and pitch conditions would help bowlers. Who is answerable for this? The BCCI and the TNCA of course. The India-South Africa one-dayer at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was washed out ten days ago
In spite of the scheduling screw-up, India could actually sneak up on England
and end up at #2 on the ICC rankings
Given that England are currently struggling at Lahore
and likely to lose by an innings, and the series 2-0, India would need to ensure that they win the series by a margin of at least one test. If England do manage to save the Lahore test, India will need to win 2-0.
Like I mentioned in that write-up, it wasn't the first time a game had been scheduled at Madras in the monsoon (North-East) season. I just hope it is the last time something idiotic like this took place. The best time for cricket in Madras is really between January and March. Of course, if we're playing England or New Zealand, we really ought to be playing them in April, May or June. After all, they do ambush us in weather conditions friendly to them. So why shouldn't we?