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Cyclone Kyant likely to hit Vizag ODI 

Cyclone Kyant likely to hit Vizag ODI 
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Here is some bad news for all cricket lovers from the Port City. With Cyclone Kyant heading towards Andhra Pradesh coast, there is a likelihood of the ODI between India and New Zealand, slated to be held at Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium on Saturday, getting cancelled.

Visakhapatnam: Here is some bad news for all cricket lovers from the Port City. With Cyclone Kyant heading towards Andhra Pradesh coast, there is a likelihood of the ODI between India and New Zealand, slated to be held at Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium on Saturday, getting cancelled. Kyant, which on Wednesday was formed over the Bay of Bengal, is heading towards Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to trigger rain in the coastal districts of the State on October 28 and 29.

IMD officials said there will be rain along with high velocity gusts in the city and its adjoining areas on Friday and Saturday. “I can reassure one thing. Even if the rain stops just four hours before the commencement of the match, our ground men can clear the water from the stadium in just two to three hours with super sappers and advanced drainage system. The match can be held,” said General Secretary of Andhra Cricket Association and Vice-President of BCCI, Gokaraju Gangaraju.

ACA and VDCA members said heavy rains lashed due to cyclone Helen in November 2013. But they successfully conducted the ODI between India and West Indies on November 24, 2013 after the rain stopped just few hours before the match. A T-20 match between India and New Zealand was called-off without a ball being bowled following heavy rain on September 8, 2012. An India and West Indies match scheduled to be played in the stadium on October 14, 2014 was cancelled after Hudhud devastated Vizag city on October 12 and even the stadium was damaged.

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