Rain causes more frustration for Sussex and Lancashire

Cricket
County Championship Division One, The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove
Close, day two: Sussex v Lancashire (no play possible on day two)
Match scorecard

Sussex and Lancashire suffered more frustration as day two of their County Championship match was abandoned.

and umpires Nick Cook and Mark Benson called play off on day two just after the scheduled 1100 BST start.

The Hove outfield was sodden following another night of heavy rain.

It means Ajmal Shahzad is still waiting to make his Lancashire debut after signing for the club

Sussex groundsman Andy Mackay and his staff will now begin a major mopping-up operation and drier weather is forecast for the two remaining days.

VIEWS FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Sussex's Adrian Harms:

"Another frustrating day at Hove with the umpires calling off proceedings just after 11am.

"The outfield is still saturated but provided there is no further rain today or overnight, then hopefully we will get under way at some stage tomorrow, fingers crossed."