India Vs South Africa 2020: 1st ODI, Dharamsala – Twitter
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India Vs South Africa 2020: 1st ODI, Dharamsala – Twitter Reactions

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The India vs South Africa ODI series had to start on Thursday (12th March) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala), but the rain washed out the game. The cricket fans have slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for choosing Dharamshala for an international match.

India and South Africa are now busy in the three-match ODI series which is also their last international cricket assignment in the ongoing 2019/20 season. However, the fans have been massively disappointed after the rain canceled the opening game of the series in Dharamsala. Even, there was no possibility to conduct the toss.

From the last September, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala) got the responsibility of hosting two international matches. Incidentally, during the T20I series between India and South Africa, Dharamsala hosted the opening game of the series on 15th September 2019. However, it was also abandoned without a toss due to the rain.

Now, the same venue disappointed once again the entire cricket fans. Some have criticized the BCCI for deciding to host international cricket matches at this venue as they believe that it is not the right venue for international cricket.

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In international cricket history, before last September, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala) hosted 13 international matches (only Test, four ODIs and eight T20Is). Though two T20Is had no results out of those matches, there was no record of match abandoned. But this inconvenience has happened only in the last two international matches.

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India vs South Africa 2020: ODI series – Next Matches

On this Sunday (15th March), India and South Africa will play the next game of this series at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow). They will play the last game of this series on 18th March at Eden Gardens (Kolkata). The fans are now hoping for no more rain-interruption in the next two ODIs.

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Here are some twitter reactions