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Shubman Gill Backs The Idea Of Closed-Roof Stadiums To Counter Rain Hindering the Matches

"Playing indoors would be a bit difficult but obviously having roofs or having closed roofs would be good."

The India Vs New Zealand white-ball series is facing a wrath of clouds. The T20 series saw the very first match at Sky Stadium being abandoned without a ball bowled. And incessant rain in the the final caused the match to end abruptly. And now in the latest ODI match, rain curbed the match in the first innings itself. Not only this series but the T20 World Cup campaign in Australia was also marred by rain in multiple matches. Seemingly, the incessant rain at a wide range of venues calls for a reliable solution. And a closed-roof stadium to host matches seems like one. Indian opener Shubman Gill is all for playing matches at indoor matches if needed.

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Shubman Gill Is All For Playing in Indoor Stadiums During Rain at Venues

Shubman Gill was batting fluently in the second ODI having scored a half-century in the first match. However, rain at Seddon Park derailed the youngster’s chance of getting to another high. Consequently, Gill’s score in a match that ended with no results remained at 45*. This is not the first time that the young right-handed batter has lost a good chance due to rain. Previously, during India’s tour of the West Indies, Shubman Gill was denied his maiden international century as rain forced the innings close. Shubman had to depart just two runs short of his century as the innings ended at the score of 98*.

And so when asked if indoor stadiums seem like a solution for rain, Shubman Gill backed the idea in full fervor. “I think this is one decision that has to be taken by the boards. As a player and as fans obviously, it is very irritating to go in and out and have so many games being affected by rain. I don’t know how I can make a difference or take a stand for it because it is a big decision. Playing indoors would be a bit difficult but obviously having roofs or having closed roofs would be good,” Gill said in the presser after the second India vs New Zealand ODI was abandoned.

Meanwhile, India vs New Zealand series has neared its conclusion with just a final ODI remaining. India, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, won the T20 series with a sole win. The ODI series opened with the hosts thumping the men in blue as Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 145. The second ODI match much like the first T20I had to be abandoned due to rain. The third T20I ended up in a tie as rain interrupted the second innings. Hopefully, the third and final ODI scheduled for the 30th of November at Hagley Oval faces a clear conclusion.

Ayushi Singh
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Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.

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