Women's World Twenty20: England v Sri Lanka abandoned after St Lucia deluge

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England's World T20 opener rained off
ICC Women's World Twenty20
Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November
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England's opening match in the Women's World Twenty20 against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball bowled after heavy rain on the island of St Lucia.

Both teams collect one point each and England's next match is on Monday against Bangladesh at the same venue.

Hosts and holders West Indies beat Bangladesh in Guyana on Friday but all the remaining matches in Group A are scheduled to be played in St Lucia.

India take on Pakistan and Australia face Ireland in Sunday's Group B games.

It was the first time, in the sixth edition of the tournament, that a Women's World T20 game has been washed out completely.

"I've not seen an outfield that wet in my entire career," England captain Heather Knight told BBC Test Match Special.

"We're hopeful it gets better in the next week, I can't see it getting any worse! It's not stopped raining since we've got to St Lucia so we've got to be prepared to play shortened games."

England's Danielle Hazell, Jenny Gunn and Sophie Ecclestone
The weather made grim viewing for the England players