BBC.com – Umpires chose to end play prematurely on day three of the third Test between South Africa and India because of concerns over the Johannesburg pitch.

Summary

  • Umpires chose to end play prematurely on day three of the third Test between South Africa and India because of concerns over the Johannesburg pitch.
  • After the umpires and match referee conferred, play was ended for the day.
  • Those ICC rules state that play can resume if the captains agree but if not, the umpires – Pakistan’s Aleem Dar and England’s Ian Gould – and referee must decide whether it is possible to improve the playing conditions sufficiently for play to resume.
  • Only two Test matches have previously been abandoned because of dangerous conditions.
  • Both came in the West Indies in matches against England, firstly in January 1998 when England were 17-3 at Sabina Park in Jamaica when the umpires deemed the pitch unsuitable.


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