Windies-India third ODI canceled due to cyclone

The third ODI between the West Indies and India in Visakhapatnam, due to be played on Tuesday, has been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, namely cyclone Hudhud.

With the series level at one all, it has now been reduced to a four-match event, as organisers opted to call the game off on Sunday rather than waste time going to the venue.

BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur told Cricinfo: “Due to extreme weather conditions, the BCCI has had to cancel the ODI. It is disappointing but we cannot overcome natural calamities.

“Even though the host association was hopeful of staging the match if weather cleared, the BCCI didn’t want to take any risk.”

The West Indies won the first game, before India restored parity on Saturday thanks to a Windies batting collapse. The fourth ODI will be played on 17 October.