Rain threat looms over India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 at Thiruvananthapuram

Time & Us
Last Updated: November 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Thiruvananthapuram: The India and New Zealand cricket teams, along with the city of Thiruvananthapuram, might be all set for the third and final Twenty20 International on Tuesday but in the end, it might the rain gods who will decide the fate of the match.
It has been raining for the last three days in the Kerala capital and Sunday once again received heavy showers, which kept the central part of the Greenfield International Stadium’s ground under the covers.
“These are not seasonal rains but yes it has been regular for the last three days. Importantly, rain has been forecast for the next three days too which could put the match in jeopardy,” a Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) official told Hindustan Times.
The sky on Sunday mostly remained under cloud cover with heavy showers in the afternoon. But KCA officials are prepared. “We are fully prepared. The Greenfield International Stadium has a very good drainage system. It rained last evening too but within 20 minutes to half an hour, the ground was ready. So we had a good rehearsal yesterday. We have plans to clear rainwater,” KCA secretary Jayesh George told Hindustan Times.
Another official, while speaking to this correspondent, was of a similar opinion.
“Even if it rains the entire day, the drainage here is so good that we can have the ground clear of rainwater in no time,” said the official on condition of anonymity.
India’s previous T20 series, against Australia, had also suffered due to rain. Like this series, India and Australia headed into the decider tied at 1-1 only with the Hyderabad game to be abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield