Rain keeps girls indoors

KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies women’s team second practice match was again affected by rain here at Sabina Park in Kingston on Monday.

On Saturday, Merissa Aguilleira's XI reached 142 for 2 off 35 overs, replying to Stafanie Taylor’s team 161 for 8 off 55 overs when the rain stopped play. Again, Sunday’s light training session was brought to an early end because of showers.

However, the biggest hit was on Monday when the entire day’s play was called off because of rain.

Sherwin Campbell, the long-standing Head Coach spoke about the development so far.

“Of course we would have liked to get another practice game in, but we have no control over the weather,” he said.

“We have one more practice match before we play that special game against New Zealand, so yes it's a set-back, but not too much of a set-back because we have one more practice game to play and a few more days for practice."

The next practice game is set for Wednesday at Up Park Camp, but according to the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, there could be rainfall across the island straight into Wednesday.

Met Service issued a severe weather alert on Sunday while adding that the presence of a low-pressure system over the Caribbean Sea has influenced a trough across Jamaica with embedded showers and thunderstorms.

Campbell is well aware of the weather situation.

“We saw the forecast, but we just have to keep our fingers cross,” while adding “we just have to try and get some practice, outdoors or indoors.”

The West Indies women face New Zealand in a home series, starting with three ODIs at Sabina Park on October 6, 8 and 10, with free entrance to the games.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 05:40