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Thursday, 01 November 2012 - 19:38
1st ODI between Sri Lanka & New Zealand called off
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The first ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was called off today due to the prevailing bad weather conditions even though a 8pm cut off time was set up by the board.

The covers were never removed, and match referee Andy Pycroft called off the match at 5.15pm.

The weather had also severely hampered both teams' preparation in the lead-up to the match.

Tuesday's Twenty20 was also a washout, after only 16 overs were bowled.

The action now heads to Colombo, which hosts the second and third ODIs of the five-match series.

The second ODI is scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

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