Sri Lanka A v South Africa A September 12, 2005

South Africa bogged down in Kandy

Cricinfo staff

The South Africa A squad were left increasingly frustrated in Kandy where they were supposed to play the second four-day match against Sri Lanka A starting on Tuesday. The match has now been moved to Dambulla because of the incessant rain in Kandy. It will commence on Wednesday and will be played as a three-day contest.

"We are really out of sorts because of the inclement weather, here," said Vincent Barnes, who is coaching the South Africa A side. "It's been raining since our arrival and reports say the ground has been waterlogged for over a week. The lack of facilities is also compounding our frustrations."

The South Africans will travel to Dambulla for practice on Tuesday and return to Kandy overnight before returning to Dambulla on the morning of the match. The bus trip is estimated to be between two and three hours.

"We have been told that there was no accommodation in Dambulla and would not be available before Wednesday, so we need to bite the bullet," said Barnes, whose side lost the first match after Sajeewa Weerakoon turned in a stellar display to take 13 wickets.