GALLE: Inclement weather once again delayed the start of play in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle on Thursday.
The entire first day's play was abandoned Wednesday without a ball being bowled and the toss is yet to take place.
Rain had ceased over the Galle International Stadium on Thursday, but the entire field remained covered at the scheduled time for the toss of 9.15 am (0345 GMT) because more bad weather was expected.
Rain has been forecast in the southern coastal town on all five days of the match.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are due to play three Tests, followed by five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches. - AFP