Sri Lanka stranded in Dharamsala due to rain, India reach Mohali on time

The Sri Lankan cricket team is left stranded in Dharamsala due to heavy rain in the scenic hill town.

The Lankan players had to stay at the airport for nearly four hours as their chartered plane could not take off due to bad weather.

The Indian team though, managed to reach Mohali in time for the second ODI of the three-match series.

"While the Indian team reached Mohali on time, incessant rain and bad weather left Sri Lanka stranded at the airport for about four hours. The team then decided to head back to the team hotel and is likely to fly out tomorrow," media in-charge of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), Mohit Sood, said.

Sri Lanka crushed India by seven wickets in the first ODI on Sunday to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.

"This is the first time a team has been stuck here. There have been delays earlier but it has never happened that the planes have not been able to land or take off," said Sood.

He said that the Sri Lankan team was not willing to travel by road at night. The 240 km journey by road from Dharamsala to Mohali takes about 8-10 hours.

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