Tricky situation for Mumbai as fourth day's play called off

If the loss of 180 overs augurs well for minnows Services, who would like to register another upset win, the 39-time champions are in a tricky situation as they now need to alter their gameplan.

updated: January 19, 2013 20:12 IST
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New Delhi: The extent of damage caused by rains to the 22-yard strip at the Airforce Palam ground was evident with fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Services and Mumbai called off without a ball being bowled despite bright sunshine throughout the day on Saturday.

The city witnessed a hailstorm on Thursday night, which was followed by intermittent rains till yesterday evening.

However, since Saturday morning there was bright sunshine but the best efforts of the groundsmen in presence of chief curator Daljit Singh wasn't good enough as the dampness in the pitch couldn't be reduced substantially in order to at least sneak an hour's play.

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