Third ODI cancelled due to Cyclone Hudhud

The covers are left on the ground in Visakpatnam as Cyclone Hudhud continues to wreak havoc

The covers are left on the ground in Visakhapatnam as Cyclone Hudhud continues to wreak havoc

Image courtesy of: ESPNcricinfo

The third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam has been cancelled due to Cyclone Hudhud, which has slammed into the country’s east coast.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to move the game to another location since it would be extremely difficult.

Even though both teams are still in Delhi, it is understood that they are making the necessary arrangements to travel to Dharamsala for the fourth ODI.

“Due to extreme weather conditions, the BCCI has had to cancel the [third] ODI,” BCCI joint secretary and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association president Anurag Thakur told ESPNcricinfo. “It is disappointing but we cannot overcome natural calamities.

“Even though the host association was hopeful of staging the match if weather cleared, the BCCI didn’t want to take any risk.”

The series is currently tied 1-1 and the fourth ODI is scheduled to take place on October 17.

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