It's hard to recall an occasion when rain affected the running of an Invitation Cup run in March! And that is because the heavens rarely open up anywhere in India at that time of the year.

The record books will show that this is what happened in 2014 — after half the card had been gone through. It was officially announced that due to 19 mm of rain having fallen in 24 hours, the surface had become unsuitable for racing.

The four remaining races have been postponed, with the declarations already made holding good. There was considerable confusion regarding the new date, but it was finally announced that these would be run on Saturday (March 8), when a fresh card of an additional three to four races will be programmed.

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