Cricket: Weather threatens tournament

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Weather threatens tournament

Torrential rain forced umpires to call off yet another match in the three- nation Independence Cup tournament before a ball could be bowled between New Zealand and Sri Lanka yesterday. Both teams shared a point. It was the third game in the series to be affected by rain, and the second in Galle, after a match between India and New Zealand was called off in Colombo last Tuesday. On Thursday, the match between India and Sri Lanka was washed off in the ancient port city. New Zealand and India are scheduled to play the last match in Galle tomorrow before travelling to Colombo to contest the remaining qualifying-round games. India and Sri Lanka are level on four points, while New Zealand has two points.