Goa one-dayer under threat of rainsBy IANS
Friday, October 22, 2010
PANAJI - The third and final one day international (ODI) between India and Australia to be held in Goa Sunday is under threat due to unseasonal rains, a top meteorological department official said Friday.
Speaking to reporters, met department director K.V. Singh said there is a possibility of showers within the next two days.
“The circulation off-Maharashtra is getting stronger and is drifting towards south Konkan and Goa region which has created this cloudy condition. It is likely to rain in next 48 hours in several parts of the state,” Singh said.
Goa over the last 15 days has witnessed frequent heavy showers, which is a departure from the states standard monsoon pattern.
We have recorded 191.7 mm rains in this month alone, Singh said.
The Goa ODI which is being held at the Fatorda Stadium, 40 km from here, could help the Australian cricket team tie the three match series 1-1, with India having already taken a 1-0 lead. The first ODI at Kochi was cancelled due to heavy rains.