Central Zone v East Zone, Duleep Trophy final, Chennai, 1st day October 21, 2012

Chennai rain washes out first day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Persistent rain in Chennai washed out the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final between Central Zone and East Zone without a ball bowled. The umpires C Shamsuddin and Vineet Kulkarni had an inspection at 11.15am, but the conditions were so bad that the toss was a non-starter. The city had been experiencing wet weather in the lead-up to the final, denying the teams the chance to practice outdoors.

Central were without their strike seamer Praveen Kumar, who suffered a chest injury while taking a catch during the semi-final against North Zone.