Braidwood Cup Series Day 1

The umpires and match officials decided to call off play at 2.30pm

The umpires and match officials decided to call off play at 2.30pm

A wet outfield and constant threat of rain saw the Braidwood Cup Series between Hong Kong and Scotland get off to a disappointing start.

The toss was delayed due to the soggy outfield and as the day wore on, the same theme continued with the umpires and International Cricket Council (ICC) officials inspecting the wicket before saying another inspection would occur an hour later.

With no play possible, both teams found ways to keep themselves busy, with Hong Kong playing some volleyball and horsing around with a frisbee, while Scotland mainly stuck to playing football.

An early lunch was taken at 11.30am and despite there being a glimmer of hope that the four-day game would get underway afterwards, it was not to be as the ground had not dried up yet.

With the heavens looking as if they would part at any minute, the umpires and ICC officials finally decided enough was enough and called play off at 2.30pm.

The second day of the Braidwood Cup Series, which is the first international series to be held in Hong Kong, is scheduled to get underway at 9am on Friday depending on the weather, which does not look promising for the next couple of days.