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3rd T20I Between India and West Indies To Have A Delayed Start In St Kitts

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India and West Indies square off in a five-match T20I series. (Credit: Twitter)

The third T20I between India and West Indies at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday (August 2) will also witness a delayed start. The start time has been pushed back to 9:30 PM IST after the second match of the series was delayed twice due to luggage issues. The toss will take place at 9 PM.

Incidentally, the luggage of the Indian cricketers arrived later from Trinidad to St. Kitts, forcing the organisers to delay the match by three hours. Even after that, a couple of Indian cricketers were seen wearing teammates jersey during the second game.

Meanwhile, after a late finish on Monday, the hosts have decided to delay the start by 1.5 hours to give players adequate rest. The second T20I was scheduled to commence on 8 PM IST. However, got underway on 11 PM IST.

“Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed a revised start time of 12pm (11am Jamaica/9:30pm India) for the third match between West Indies and India in the Goldmedal T20I Cup, to be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on Tuesday 2nd August,” CWI stated in an official statement.

“Following the delayed start on Monday, the teams agreed to start the third T20I at a later time to ensure that the players receive adequate rest and recover time for the back-to-back matches in St Kitts and in consideration of the back-to-back matches to come in Florida,” it added.

West Indies bounce back in 2nd T20I to level series

Although it took three hours for the luggage to arrive and for the cricket to start, but when it did, it was jam-packed action at Warner Park. West Indies’ left-arm pacer Obed McCoy returned with career-best figures of 6/17 to bundle out India for 138 runs. The tourists had to pay the price for being too aggressive.

In response, the hosts rode on a half-century from Brandon King (68) at the top and a counterattacking knock from Devon Thomas (31* off 19) to chase down 139 with four balls to spare.

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