Rain washes out first day in Galle
The ground remained under covers right through the day
Rain washed out the opening day of the Test arrangement between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, without a ball played or even a coin hurled in Galle. The pitch and outfield stayed under spreads directly as the day progressed, and the umpires formally canceled play after an investigation at 1.45pm.
By then, it was clear no play would be conceivable. Determined showers had kept both groups in their lodging, and the overwhelming shadiness had guaranteed the ground staff kept the spreads on notwithstanding amid dry interims.
Play will start 15 minutes at an opportune time the four remaining days, with the center session reached out by an additional 15 minutes.