Another resort rain check on cricket ODI

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Rain was the winner yesterday for the second successive one-day cricket international at the Queenstown Events Centre. 

Only 4.2 overs were bowled, Paki­stan racing to 31 for no wicket, before rain – which had delayed the start – set in for the day. 

Two summers ago, a West Indies-New Zealand one-dayer at the same venue was abandoned after only two and a half hours’ play.

Lakes Leisure events manager Jason Marrable says an encouraging crowd of about 3000 had rocked up before play began yesterday. 

He says ticket-holders should call Ticketek to claim a refund.