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Cricket news - Washed-out Vijay Hazare Trophy games to be rescheduled

Representational Image: Rain has affected two groups in the competition.

Done in by bad weather this season, the first few matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy will be rescheduled.

Of the 30 matches scheduled until Thursday across four venues - Bengaluru, Jaipur, Vadodara and Dehradun - 17 were abandoned due inclement weather, with overnight rain being the biggest concern.

The cricket board (BCCI) has decided to hold these matches on the two rest days on October 2 and 8, keeping the teams' interest in mind. The league stage could also be extended by a couple of days from its October 16 finish. A meeting of team managers (Group A) was held here on Thursday evening to discuss the feasibility of a reworked menu. The knockouts are scheduled to be held from October 20-25 in Bengaluru.

Matches in Group A and B in Bengaluru and Vadodara have been the worst affected. In fact, defending champions Mumbai - in Group A, (Bengaluru) - are yet to get match time after both their ties were called off without a ball being bowled. Fixtures in Vadodara were abandoned for the third day running. In Bengaluru, Karnataka-Jharkhand match was the only one to begin on schedule on Thursday while the other two were truncated contests.

Each point, especially in these two groups, counts because of the format, according to which the top five of the 18 teams in both the groups put together make it to the quarterfinals.

Confirming that feasibility and logistics were being worked out, Saba Karim, BCCI GM, Cricket Operations, told TOI: "We are working on it (rescheduling abandoned matches). We did not expect the unseasonal rain to affect the tournament so badly. It is not just one venue.

"We will have to factor in matches at all the four venues. We will take a final call after getting the views from all stakeholders. We will schedule matches on rest days. Our intention is to ensure the players get maximum game time."

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