Tarpaulins cover the ground as rain delays the start of the first one-day international (ODI) between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, on November 1, 2012. The game was called off Thursday without a ball being bowled due to rain in Pallekele.
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PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AFP) - The opening one-day international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was called off Thursday without a ball being bowled due to rain in Pallekele.
Colombo will host the next two one-dayers of the five-match series on November 4 and 6 and Hambantota the last two on November 10 and 12.
The one-off Twenty20 international between the teams was also abandoned due to rain in Pallekele on Tuesday.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka will also play two Tests after the one-day series.