Rain delays India-New Zealand T20 tie

The two-match series marks Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh's return to big-time cricket.


Visakhapatnam:
Bad weather delayed the start of the first Twenty20 international between India and New Zealand in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

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The covers were still in place at the scheduled toss time of 6:30 pm (1300 GMT), with heavy rain lashing the southern coastal town since late afternoon.

The two-match series, a build-up for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka later this month, marks Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh's return to big-time cricket after being treated for germ-cell cancer between his lungs in March-April.

The second match is due to be played in Chennai on Tuesday.

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