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Rain forces both teams to stay at hotel ahead of 1st Test at Eden Gardens

[caption id="attachment_58186" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Entire ground at Eden Gardens covered due to overnight rain. Image Source: Xtra Time Entire ground at Eden Gardens covered due to overnight rain. Image Source: Xtra Time[/caption]

Kolkata: A depression over the Bay of Bengal has forced both the Indian and Sri Lankan teams to call off their practice session ahead of the first test match at Eden Gardens which gets underway from tomorrow. It is predicted that it will continue to drizzle over the next 48 hours.

An official statement from the Indian team management said, "Due to overnight Rain, India’s practice session has been called off.”

The skies were overcast and a slight drizzle hit the city on Wednesday which meant even if Virat Kohli and Co. hit the venue for their 9 a.m. training, they would be confined to indoor facilities of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
"Light rain will continue for the next two days. The weather will clear up only after that," a weather department official said.

India blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats a few months ago at the latter's own backyard, and will be hoping for similar results when the two sides meet again at home.

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