BCCI shifts Quadrangular series to Bengaluru

The Quadrangular Series one-day cricket championship scheduled to begin here on August 17 never really got off due to inclement weather followed by heavy rains in the last two days.

The Quadrangular Series one-day championship never got off due to rain and bad weather.   -  V. Raju

The Quadrangular Series one-day cricket championship, featuring India 'A' and 'B', Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'  scheduled to be held at the Mulapadu Cricket Complex near here, has been shifted to Bengaluru, according to a senior official of the Andhra Cricket Association.

It may be mentioned that the tournament scheduled to begin here on August 17 never really got off in view of the inclement weather followed by heavy rains in the last two days which initially forced postponement of the matches on the first two days.

Though there was bright sunshine on Saturday morning which saw all the four teams train at cricket complex for the first time since they landed in Vijayawada, the hopes of the ACA officials to get the championship going were dampened with continuous rains since Saturday evening.

The match officials after an inspection on Sunday morning called off the two matches scheduled for the day as the covers were on the playing area of the two grounds.

Later, the ACA officials even communicated to all the team managements that there is a forecast of heavy rains for the next couple of days. Consequently, the BCCI too took a decision to shift the matches. And, accordingly the teams have already booked their flight tickets to Bengaluru.