7 Dec 2010

Captain calls for weather analysis after rain washes out third Test

7:53 am on 7 December 2010

The Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara called for cricket officials to analyse weather patterns thoroughly before hosting Test matches after the third and final Test against West Indies ended in a tame draw at the Pallakele Stadium.

The three-Test series, which was dogged by rain, ended in a 0-0 result with the first two Tests at Galle and Colombo also drawn.

Only 103.3 overs were bowled in the entire Test and West Indies scored 303-8.

The bad weather enabled West Indies to draw a Test series in Sri Lanka for the first time.

The two previous series played in 2001 and 2005 had ended in 3-0 and 2-0 defeats.

The five-match one day series starts on Thursday at the new stadium in Hambantota.