KARACHI: The opening ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the National Stadium has been called off.
The decision was taken due to the heavy rain that lashed the city on Friday. As a result, the stadium outfield had become waterlogged.
The showers started at around 1:20pm and turned into heavy rainfall with thunderstorm later in the day.
The toss was originally scheduled to be held at 2:30pm local time, with the first ball slated to be bowled at 3:00pm.
However, rain water has accumulated in the outfield of the National Stadium, leading to cancellation of the match.
This is the first international match to be called off at the National Stadium due to rain.
Matches not producing result:
ODIs: vAUS 1982 (No result due to crowd disruption)
vAUS1988 (abandoned due to rioting)
vIND 1989 (N/R due to crowd disruption)