Before the start of the test match, the stand was uprooted by the storm and rain.


The first test match is being played between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Galle International Stadium in Galle. The game on the first day of this match was good, but before the start of the second day’s play, rain and thunderstorm created a lot of havoc. Even the match did not start on time and during this time a stand also got uprooted. Fortunately, it was a temporary stand and no one was present when the accident happened. About 90 minutes before the start of the second day’s play, there was heavy rain and strong winds, due to which the stand was uprooted. The ground staff managed to cover the entire field as it rained, but on the eastern side of the ground, small concrete seating areas were covered with ropes secured to it, which were blown away by strong winds. However, now the officials want these sheets to be firmly installed.