Cricket: Lee Germon

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The Independent Online

Lee Germon, the New Zealand captain, refused to start the three-day match against India's national champions Bombay yesterday, claiming the outfield was wet and dangerous. His opposite number, Sachin Tendulkar, agreed and the pair persuaded the umpires to delay the game, already held up because of heavy overnight rain, for a further hour. When play finally began in mid-afternoon, Mark Greatbatch's 87 not out helped the touring team to 157 for 3.