MS Dhoni Hits Out at Officials After Rain Abandons Second T20I

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 | 0

India’s limited-overs captain MS Dhoni has lashed out at officials after the second T20 international match against West Indies was called off due to wet outfield.

Having lost the series opener by one run, India appeared well on course to square-off the series. After bundling out West Indies for 143 runs, India cruised to 15-0 before rain halted the proceedings at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida.

Even as downpour stopped soon after, the match officials deemed the outfield unfit for the proceedings to resume – much to the dismay of skipper Dhoni.

“What the umpires told us, there was not adequate equipment over here and the condition of it was quite bad, so because the conditions wouldn’t improve we won’t be able to play a game,” Dhoni was quoted as saying by

He continued: “That’s a call that the match officials have to make and as far as I’ve played close to 10 years of international cricket and frankly I’ve played under worse off conditions. If I remember in 2011, the whole ODI series that we played in England, it was literally playing under the rain.”

As a result of the outcome, West Indies took the two-match series, 1-0.



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