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Jamie Lillywhite

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  1. Post update

    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    My worry would be, how are they going to make it playable - even in 48 hours' time?

    These early fixtures against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the matches England would expect to win.

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    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    With the forecast we see ahead, it's not great. The only comfort for England is that they're seeded second in this group, so [if the entire group were to be washed out], they would go through.

    The amount of water coming out of the super sopper... I've never seen as much rain as that.

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    The problem for England is that all their group matches - and indeed all the remaining matches in Group A - are in St Lucia, where more rain is expected.


    Confirmation that the match has been abandoned. That didn't take long did it?

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    England captain Heather Knight has decided not to ruin any shoes, she's walking out across the sodden outfield barefoot. The fact she's walking over with the England media manager Henry Cowen suggests that we may have an abandonment.

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    Rumours abound that the match has been abandoned already. But we are not there yet, so please stay tuned.

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    The rain has been falling heavily for much of the afternoon - for much of the last few days, in fact.

    Apparently it's a two-and-a-half-hour job to clean the ground up once it's stopped raining, so they could even call it off [if it's not stopped] within the next 10-15 minutes.

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    BBC Test Match Special

    Former England captain Charlotte Edwards is on TMS now. "It's just miserable," she says. But you can tune in now to hear her thoughts on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

  9. Maximum impact

    I'll be interested to see how many sixes are scored in this tournament. Now with my basic GCSE maths I make it that there were 44 scored in the 23 matches at the 2016 event, but India captain Harmanpreet Kaur struck eight on her own in match one against New Zealand. Have a look at how far some of these hits were travelling.

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  10. India, Australia and Windies triumph on day one

    There were some dramatic moments on the opening day, all manner of remarkable catches, shot-making and flashing bails. Have a look and see how India, Australia and West Indies all celebrated victory.

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    There will be a further inspection in 20 minutes so in the manner of the late, great Peter West, let's take a look at the highlights, because the opening day of the competition yesterday produced some entertaining action.

  12. The format

    Here's a reminder of the teams in this competition, as we build towards the final in Antigua, two weeks from today, when hopefully the weather will be rather better.

    England are in Group A with Sri Lanka, holders West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh.

    The Australians are in Group B with India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland. The top two teams from each group go through to the semi-finals on 22 November, which I am looking forward to watching in front of the fire from my favourite chair.

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    Even the TV pictures are breaking up now because of the rain.

  14. Rain not relenting

    Yes, I've just seen the pictures and they were not exaggerating. There are puddles on the outfield and it is still tipping it down. Anya Shrubsole is sending some deliveries down behind the boundary and they are plopping into the turf like a tea spoon into a bowl of dishwater.

  15. So, what's the cut-off?

    A fairly emphatic prediction from cricket journalist Raf then, but let's take a look at some possible permutations. Australian broadcaster Adam Collins has tweeted that should the delay continue, the very latest we can start is a five-over thrash starting at 6.27pm local time (22:27 GMT). Anything less than that and there is no reserve day, so it would be a no-result with the teams taking one point each.

  16. Not part of the plan

    There is one obstacle they may not be able to overcome today, however. There has been some pretty significant rain in St Lucia. A deluge in fact.

  17. Welcome

    Hello again. Ah, the famous moment at Lord's in July last year when Anya Shrubsole took the final wicket to seal the Women's World Cup for England. Can they add the World Twenty20 to their collection?

    2017 Women's World Cup