Rain havoc at Chinnaswamy: Leaking Press box, short circuit dampens spirits

Rain just didn't delay the start of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals but wrecked havoc in the Press box and in the stands.

Rain water enters the Press box at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The start of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals was delayed due to heavy rains in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Soon after the toss, rain returned, prompting the groundsmen at the M. Chhinnaswamy to bring the covers on to the pitch.

The rain also played havoc in the media box as rain water leaked through the roof. There was even a short circuit in the corporate box but there was no major damage.

However, getting a shortened game was still a possibility with the drainage system at Chinnaswamy being one of the best in India.

The SubAir technology does not take more than 20 minutes to get the ground ready once the rain stops.

Rajasthan Captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bowl.

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