Rain delays start of third Test between England-West Indies at Edgbaston

Heavy overnight and early morning rain meant the Edgbaston square was fully covered when play should have started AFP

Birmingham: June 7, 2012

Rain delayed the scheduled 10.30am local time (0930GMT) for the toss in the third Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Heavy overnight and early morning rain meant the square was fully covered when the captains should have been tossing up ahead of a scheduled 11am (1000GMT) start.

An early lunch was taken as rain continued after a short break.

England have an unbeatable 2-0 lead in this three-match series.(AFP)