The India vs Australia 3-match T2oI series ended in a draw after the rain played spoilsport at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad during the final game on October 13. Continuous rainfall before the match resulted in wet patches all over the ground. Despite the efforts put by the groundsmen to make the field suitable for playing, the officials had to cancel the match due to the wet outfield after numerous inspections. Surprisingly, the post-match presentation was also cancelled and players were sent back to their hotel.
According to a Times Now report, the prize distribution ceremony was also called off due to security reasons. Keeping the Guwahati bus attack incident in mind, the ceremony was scrapped as the fan often become rebellious. Hence to avoid any such situation, the players left the stadium as soon as the match was abandoned.
Later, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a picture on their official Twitter account where both Virat Kohli and David Warner could be seen sharing the series trophy.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2017
Further, the report also stated that the spectators who spend their money to buy the match tickets will be reimbursed 70% of the total price.
It was disheartening for the fans who turned up in huge numbers waiting for even a rain-curtailed match. The disappointed fans took to the social media and blamed the BCCI and Hyderabad Cricket Association for the misconduct.
— Doctor marlo (@RocketSaiyyaa) October 13, 2017
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) October 13, 2017
— Vikrant Yadav (@vikrant235029) October 13, 2017
After this series, the Aussies will be heading to England to play the Ashes series starting from November 23, 2017. While Team India will be hosting New Zealand for three ODIs and three T20 matches starting October 22 in Mumbai.
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