Citizens of Rajkot breathed a sigh of relief as the city started basking in sunshine from the morning. The doubt with Maha causing rainfall and play spoilsport for the second T20I of the India- Bangladesh series started to fade away.
The threat of inclement weather looming over the second T20I between India and Bangladesh in Rajkot has reduced with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) saying cyclone Maha has weakened and moved to the eastern parts of India, ESPNCrinfo reported.
In a bulletin released on Thursday morning at 5:45 am, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that cyclone Maha has been moving eastwards with a speed of 10 kmph from the past six hours.
IMD has further said that cyclone Maha is very likely to move east-northeastwards, weaken into a deep depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea during next 12 hours.
The stadium can be made ready in a short notice, provided rains stop before the start of play, the organisers stated.
It remained cloudy on Wednesday morning with the sun shining brightly in phases, bringing along humidity and heat. Both the teams preferred to train during the daytime for two days leading into the match.
For fifth-ranked India, a washout will mean that they will not win a series at home for the second consecutive time. For ninth-ranked Bangladesh, a washout would mean they would have averted a series loss in India and a big achievement considering their rocky build-up to the tour.