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12-Jul-2011 02:08:00 GMT
Ireland v Sri Lanka, Tri-Nation Tournament, Edinburgh

Sri Lanka-Ireland ODI Abandoned Due to Rain

Edinburgh: Sri Lanka's one-day international against Ireland in Edinburgh has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of persistent rain.

Play at The Grange in Edinburgh was scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m. local time (0945 GMT) and was finally called off in mid afternoon.

The match was to be the first of a tri-nation tournament also involving Scotland, which is set to play Ireland at the same venue on Tuesday.

It was hugely disappointing for the Irish team, who were keen to mix it with one of the leading sides in the world. "It would have been great to play them here, as conditions are very similar to Ireland," said Porterfield. "It's almost home advantage against an Asian team"

With the weather taking a turn for the better, the skipper was confident that the rest of the tri-series tournament would be completed.

Ireland play Scotland on Tuesday, while the hosts face Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

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