Monday 9 July 2012 

Scotland Shift Canada ODIs From Glasgow To Ayr

Scotland Shift Canada ODIs From Glasgow To Ayr
Scotland Shift Canada ODIs From Glasgow To Ayr
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The Scotland-Canada One-Day Internationals have been moved from Edinburgh to Ayr due after Citylets Grange was flooded following heavy rainfall.

The nearby river Leith burst its bank, leaving the ground in an unplayable condition and the switch comes after the four-day Intercontinental Cup clash was abandoned with a ball being bowled at Uddingston Cricket Club.

The opening match was due to be played today (9th July) but this has already been abandoned and the teams hope to play tomorrow (10th July).

The second match is scheduled for Wednesday (11th July) with a reserve day available one day later.

"Every effort is being made by the ICC, Cricket Scotland and the teams to play these vital games," Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith said.

"The weather that has hit Scotland in recent weeks is unprecedented and has given all our clubs  major problems. We are very grateful to Ayr CC for both agreeing to host the matches at a couple of days’ notice and now working so hard to get their ground ready for Tuesday.  We just have to hope that the weather improves and we can play some cricket."

The series of ODIs is part of the qualiication process for the 2015 World Cup. The eight competing teams play each other twice and the top two sides qualify automatically.

Scotland (8 points) currently lie in third place in the table behind leaders Ireland and UAE (10 points each). Canada sit at the bottom wih two points from six matches.

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