Match abandoned

GLASGOW: A limited overs match between India and Pakistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Tuesday because of the wet outfield. A morning downpour in Glasgow soaked the outfield and play was scheduled to start at 10:45am local time, but umpires decided to wait until 2pm to see if play was possible. The charity fundraising match was abandoned 30 minutes later. India and Pakistan were invited by Prince Charles to mark the 60th anniversary of both countries’ independence. — AP

Former cricketer dead

MUMBAI: Former Indian batsman Dilip Sardesai died of organ failure, a doctor said on Tuesday. He was 67. Sardesai, who had been receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure over the past four years, died on Monday. Popularly known as one of India’s most dependable middle order batsman, Sardesai played a vital role in India’s Test series win in the West Indies in 1971 and in another series win at home against New Zealand in 1965. Sardesai is survived by wife, one son and a daughter. — AP