Scotland v Canada switched to Ayr
The ICC have agreed to a late venue switch for the Pepsi World Cricket League Championship games between Scotland and Canada to Ayr Cricket Club after the original ground at The Grange was declared unplayable after the ground was flooded when the Water of Leith burst its banks following recent heavy rainfall.
A formal request to move the fixture was made by the host Cricket Scotland to ICC today (Sunday). The final decision to switch venues was made after consultation with the ICC, an investigation of the conditions at Ayr and discussing the options with both team managements, who both agreed to the change of venue because of the exceptional circumstances.
The first match day, scheduled for Monday 9 July, has already been abandoned. It is hoped that, with the benefit of a full day of preparation, the first WCL Championship game will now utilise the reserve day and be played at Ayr on Tuesday 10 July. The second ODI will be played as scheduled on Wednesday 11 July with the facility to use the reserve day on Thursday 12th July if required.