Kochi: The threat of rain looms large over the first ODI of the five-match series even as Indian and West Indies cricketers started to arrive in batches for the day-night encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Wednesday. (Chris Gayle to Miss ODI Series in India)
The meteorological department has forecast scattered rain in Kerala for the next two days and also added that it would be fairly widespread. But putting on a brave face T.C. Mathew, president of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), said that the cricket body was well prepared to handle any such situation.
Mathew said there was nothing to worry as the stadium has an excellent drainage system.