Heavy rainfall forces abandonment of opening St Lucia match

England v Sri Lanka, Women's World T20, St Lucia November 10, 2018

England v Sri Lanka Match abandoned

England and Sri Lanka took a point apiece from their opening match at the Women's World T20, after heavy rain in St Lucia forced the abandonment of the first match at the Daren Sammy Stadium.

While the opening day of the tournament went smoothly, with three games completed in Guyana, the weather in St Lucia has been less hospitable. The teams arrived at the ground with the covers on, and they never looked like moving, the washout confirmed around the time the first ball was due to be bowled.

England's captain Heather Knight admitted the situation was "very frustrating", adding that her side were "desperate to get our tournament going, but today it wasn't to be. We've just got to be ready when it comes."

The result does neither team many favours, though England are seeded higher in Group A. They are due to play Bangladesh on Monday afternoon, with South Africa v Sri Lanka scheduled for the evening.

West Indies top Group A after winning their first match, against Bangladesh in Providence, by 60 runs on Friday.

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