Visakhapatnam ODI Cancelled

Rain stops play in Visakhaptnam
File photo - The third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam has been cancelled
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The third One-Day International between India and the West Indies, scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam tomorrow (14th October), has been cancelled.

Cyclone Hudhud hit Visakhapatnam yesterday, battering the area with wind speeds of up to 185 km/h and heavy rain.

The players from both sides did not travel out of New Delhi, where India won the second ODI by 48 runs.

The contest will now become a four-match series with the remaining games to be held in Dharamshala (17th October) and Kolkata (20th October).

"The third game of the Micromax Cup India vs West Indies ODI series 2014, which was to be played at Vishakhapatnam on 14 October, has been cancelled as a result of the natural calamity that has impacted the city," a statement from the Indian board (BCCI) confirmed.

The West Indies won the opening match of the series by 124 runs before India hit back, levelling the series at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

The Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Stadium in Visakhapatnam, often shortened to Vizag, has hosted five ODIs previously, with the West Indies being hosted there in both 2011 and 2013.

Pakistan (2005), Sri Lanka (2007) and Australia (2010) also played at the ground with the West Indies the only touring side to beat India when they won by two wickets last year.

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