Grandstand collapses during first Sri Lanka-Australia test

June 30, 2022 4:45 pm

[Source: ABC]

The roof of a makeshift grandstand at Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka has collapsed due to heavy rain and wind.

The Stadium was set to host the game between Sri Lanka and Australia.

The ground staff managed to keep the entire ground covered as the rain blew in sideways, but metal sheets secured by ropes covering the small concreted seating area on the eastern side of the ground blew off.

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No spectators were in the stand at the time, with Australia’s team only just arriving at the ground.

Australia face a crucial first hour after going to stumps at 3-98 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 212.

Only bad weather can prevent a result in the match, with 13 wickets falling on day one. A three-day test is predicted due to the pitch conditions.