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WATCH: Snake delays start of cricket match

Usually it is either a rainfall or other natural causes delaying a match but yesterday an uninvited guest delayed the start of a cricket match in India.


A snake wandered out into pitch just as players were getting into position.

The Ranji Trophy match between Andhra and Vidarbha in Vijayawada was delayed for several minutes when the snake slithered out into the pitch while Vidarbha players were taking the field.

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A video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the sport’s governing body, shows players attempting the shoo the snake away from the field.

The serpent was eventually ejected, allowing the players to take their positions and began the match.



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