Sri Lankan team celebrating a fall of wicket during the Dharamsala ODI    AFP
Sri Lankan team celebrating a fall of wicket during the Dharamsala ODI AFP

Sri Lanka have to extend their stay in Dharamsala by a day due to inclement weather in Dharamshala. However, the case is not the same for India. They have reached Chandigarh on time, managing to leave Dharamshala when things were merciful. By the time Sri Lanka were scheduled to leave via chartered plane, incessant rains stranded them for four hours at the airport.

“The team has returned to the hotel, and is most likely to fly out tomorrow. This is the first time a team has been stuck here. There have been delays earlier but it has never happened that the planes have not been able to land or take off,” said Mohit Sood, an official with HPCA, in a report published by Hindustan Times. “We had a discussion with the team management and they decided to stay back. But if the weather doesn t clear up on Tuesday then the only option left will be to take the road.” It is forecasted that Dharamsala will witness either heavy snowfall or rain in the next 48 hours.

The teams will lock horns on December 13 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.