Yorkshire vs Surrey Test match stopped frequently due to bizarre reason

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If having the game stopped once is bad enough, imagine how the players of Surrey and Yorkshire felt when their game was stopped nine times in 25 minutes.

With the day's play beginning with perfect weather conditions, players and supporters alike were preparing for another entertaining day of cricket.

But, a sudden turn in weather meant that the on-field umpires Peter Hartley and Paul Pollard were forced to stop the game nine times in 25 minutes before eventually taking the players off the field.

The conditions at Scarborough left everyone confused as the glorious sunshine was pushed aside by the arrival of sea fret, also known as mist arriving from the sea.

Yorkshire's Indian representative Cheteshwar Pujara admitted he had never experienced something quite so extraordinary.

"It was a new thing for me," he said to the club website.

"I have never experienced sea fret, but I have fog in Northern India, places like Delhi and Dharamsala. When we start at 9.30am in the winter, it's similar light. But fog doesn't clear as quick and come back again as it did tonight."

Meanwhile, Surrey batsman Theunis de Bryun spoke of his side's shock at the dramatic change in conditions.

"It was amazing how quickly it changed from being almost the perfect batting day to becoming something completely different.

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"As the day went on it got worse and worse with all the moisture, but it was a good fight out there."

This is not the first time that strange weather conditions had led to the close of cricket.

In 2017, the fielders - Sri Lanka - arrived on the field donning face masks ahead of their Test match against India in Delhi.

The Lions then went on to remove themselves from the field, claiming that the city's pollution issues were causing them visibility problems and therefore disrupting their performance.

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