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Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney after adandonment of Australia-India fixture

Fans vent their frustrations at Cricket Australia for changing the venue

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News 26 Jan 2015, 17:11 IST
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Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was abandoned because of rain.

Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where the weather was fine, to Sydney, which resulted in the game being called off with only 16 overs bowled, reports news.com.au..

Australia had won the toss and decided to bowl, and India's score was 69/2 at the time of the stoppage.

The Australia Day match has traditionally been played in Adelaide before it was stripped from the city by the sport's governing body in June last year. Former transport department boss Rod Hook took aim at Cricket Australia's decision to shift the game to Sydney.

Other Twitter users joined in the chorus of condemnation for the decision to switch venues for the game. The decision to move the match to Sydney looks even more dubious after 52,633 fans packed the Adelaide Oval to watch the Big Bash League semi-final between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers on Saturday.

"The cricket would be underway with a full house, if Cricket Australia had scheduled it where it should have been played. #farce," Kate Bartlett tweeted.

Another cricket fan Brian Finnigan said CA shouldn't have moved out the match from Adelaide.

"#AustraliaDay Cricket should of stayed in Adelaide...... NO RAIN HERE!!!," Finnigan wrote on Twitter.

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