‘Too Much Sunlight’ Halts Play in India-NZ ODI, Netizens React
India vs New Zealand: Play halted due to sunlight
India vs New Zealand: Play halted due to sunlightPhoto credit: AP

‘Too Much Sunlight’ Halts Play in India-NZ ODI, Netizens React

Sun stops play after dinner. Sounds bizarre? But this is what happened in the first India-New Zealand ODI at the McLean Park Wednesday.

Play was interrupted when the sun made it difficult for the batsmen to spot the ball, leading to an interruption that has never been seen in international cricket before.

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The decision to halt play was taken keeping the players' safety in mind and sun stroke considerations, on-field umpire Shaun George said.

"The setting sun is in the eyes of the players and we need to think of their safety as well as umpires. There was an awareness of it by the players (they didn't appeal)," said the umpire.

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