Cricket: Weather wins the day as Scotland left frustrated

SCOTLAND’s Intercontinental Cup clash with Canada looks doomed to be abandoned without a ball bowled after yesterday’s play was washed out.

Despite sunny conditions at Bothwell Castle Policies, Uddingston, no play was possible on the third day of the three-day encounter after water seeped under the covers.

And, with further torrential rain forecast for today, it seems certain that the sides will have to settle for ten points apiece.

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It looked as if the match would 
finally get under way yesterday 
morning when the umpires called an 11:30am inspection.

However, just before the officials were due to have a look a further downpour dashed hopes of play.

Saltires coach Pete Steindl admitted: “We’re not complaining about the umpires’ decision.

“There is a damp patch where 
water got under the covers and that is causing concern. But we have had our best outdoor training session for a while on the outfield which is in great condition.

“I’ve heard the forecast isn’t good, but I don’t bother looking at it. We’ll just wait and see what tomorrow brings.”

Scotland’s last home I-Cup match to suffer a complete washout was the 2008 clash with Kenya at Titwood, Glasgow.