Edgbaston Test sees second day washout
England's bid to whitewash the West Indies have been hit by the weather after rain washed out the second day's play at Edgbaston.
Andrew Strauss' men were frustrated for the second straight day and the loss of so much time in the third Test match could lead to a rethink over team selection if and when play does get underway this weekend. Play was abandoned for the day shortly before 2pm after the umpires inspected the soaking wet outfield which had puddles of standing water, despite the best efforts of the ground staff who had worked overnight in the hope that the rain would abate at some point. It was the first time that the opening two days of a Test in England have been abandoned without play for nearly 50 years, since an Ashes clash at Lord's in 1964. The toss and team announcements have yet to take place, leaving Stuart Broad to face another uncertain evening as he waits to see if he will be rested alongside his new-ball partner, James Anderson.