‘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.
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.
Chasing 158, India were cruising at 44 for one in 10 over when play was stopped.