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1st February 2017, 23:26 #1
New Zealand v Australia 2nd ODI at Napier : Match Abandoned
New Zealand Squad
KS Williamson*, TA Blundell, TA Boult, NT Broom, C de Grandhomme, LH Ferguson, MJ Guptill, MJ Henry, TWM Latham†, C Munro, JDS Neesham, MJ Santner, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor
AJ Finch*, PJ Cummins, JP Faulkner, PSP Handscomb†, JR Hazlewood, TM Head, SD Heazlett, SE Marsh, GJ Maxwell, B Stanlake, MA Starc, MP Stoinis, A Zampa
2nd February 2017, 02:29 #2Test Match Debutant
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Is there any chance of some play today?
2nd February 2017, 04:36 #3
2nd February 2017, 19:09 #4
Farcical scenes pervaded McLean Park as the crowd was prevented from seeing the second Chappell-Hadlee match due to the appalling outfield drainage.
Gumboots should have been de rigueur.
It made a grim Hawke's Bay day for fans, ratepayers or both, as the match was called off at 6.46pm.
Failing to host a game after the rain stopped at 1.45pm means questions must be asked about the ground's ability to earn future international fixtures.
Alternatively, an expensive re-lay of turf looks required as a catalyst for change.
Areas of recidivist squelch let down the park, particularly in front of the main stands.
The Napier City Council owns the venue. Chief executive Wayne Jack said he was keen for an independent review to start as soon as possible.
"We are classing the review as urgent, and will be speaking with New Zealand Cricket first thing [today].
Together we will agree on the person we want to use and it will be a joint effort."
Three of the last eight ODIs at McLean Park have been abandoned, dating back to December 2013. No significant drainage has been done since the abandonment of the New Zealand-Pakistan game on January 28, 2016.
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