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Rain washes out Toronto ODI

The second ODI between Canada and Netherlands at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Rain in the early morning left the ground wet, and although the mopping up operation went well, no sooner had it finished that the rain returned.

At 1.10pm the rain again relented and the two captains headed out to the middle to toss, but before they got out there a light drizzle started falling and the two of them returned to the pavilion.

An hour later the decision was taken to abandon the game. Even though it had again stopped raining, the umpires decided that the outfield was too wet and would take too long to clear up.

Netherlands take the two-match series by virtue of their 117-run win in yesterday's game.

On Tuesday at King City, the Canadian Invitational XI beat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 37 runs. This was a warm-up game for the UAE before playing Canada in a four-day Intercontinental Cup match starting on Friday at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City. Play begins at 10.30am.

The Invitational XI scored 290 for 7, with Quebec's Abdul Jabbar topscoring with 75. There were fifties, too, for Zain Ahmed (56) and Hemnarine Chattergoon (50).

Saqib Ali made 90 not out and Ismail 62 for the visitors from a total of 233. Calvert Hooper took 3 for 45, Naresh Roopnaraine 2 for 36 and Krunal Patel 2 for 33.