false ground

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Officials were forced to call time on the fixture yesterday evening after prolonged heavy rain led to patches of false ground at the Lanarkshire venue.
At the time of the inspection there were areas of false ground and, with further rain forecast, officials had no option but to draw stumps.
Last chase fence to be omitted due to false ground on the take off.
The track is reported to be heavy, waterlogged in places with patches of false ground after 20 millimetres of rain in the last 24 hours.
For the purpose of siphoning money for herself, Kiran Bedi entered into a donation agreement with Vedanta according to which Rs 6,000 out of the total money of Rs 20,000 was to be paid by Vedanta to her two trusts (India Vision Foundation and Navjyoti Foundation) on the false ground that Kiran Bedi had arranged for the land and electricity for the said centre (training centre) for running their activities," the complainant said.
Other factors include flooding of products from outside the country as well as an export ban," he said adding that the export ban was imposed last year on a false ground that the local companies raised the prices recklessly reaching up to SR 6000 per ton.
We have got some areas of false ground and waterlogging and it's not going to improve.
Heavy rain has already had a major impact on the recent fixture list and an area of false ground left clerk of the course Bob Davies with no option but to call the meeting off.
Even if the waterlogged areas did dry, it could leave us with false ground so we have had to call it off.
The course has waterlogged, false ground and as a result of that, we've been forced to abandon.
Tomorrow's meeting at Nottingham has been abandoned due to false ground in places
We decided to run as the ground was not as bad as I feared but Kieren said she found it difficult to get a hold of it from where she was on the false ground.