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Fans to receive 50% refund after rain affects India vs South Africa T20I

The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has said that it will issue a 50% refund to those who had purchased tickets for the washed-out T20 international between India and South Africa.

India’s fifth and final T20I against South Africa was abandoned at M Chinnaswamy Stadium (pictured) in Bangalore yesterday (Sunday) after just 3.3 overs of play.

Only 21 balls had been bowled and 28 runs scored for India before rain halted play. India and South Africa had been level after four matches with two wins apiece, meaning the two countries have drawn the series.

South Africa had won the toss and sent India out to bat first, with Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad posting 25 runs. Lungi Ngidi took both wickets before Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant saw the game out with three runs before the rain stopped play.

The match was already delayed due to rain, but players took to the field to try and get a game underway. However, rain stopped play after only 16 minutes.

Cricket fans will be able to request a refund after producing a physical copy of the ticket, with the KSCA set to announce further details on the process for physical and online ticket purchases at a later date.

KSCA treasurer and official spokesman Vinay Mruthyunjaya said: “KSCA regret to announce that due to heavy and continuous rain, the 5th T20I played between India and South Africa at the Chinnaswamy Stadium after India batted just 3.3 overs.

“As per terms and conditions, even if a single ball is bowled, there shall be no question of refund. However, the KSCA as a gesture towards cricket fans have decided to refund 50% of the amount for all the paid tickets.

“The modalities with respect to the refund, with the dates, time and venue will be announced shortly. All the paid ticket holders are requested to retain their original tickets to claim refunds.”

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