Hampshire and Gloucestershire were left frustrated as heavy rain washed out the opening day of their LV= County Championship match at the Ageas Bowl.
Groundsman Nigel Gray and his staff were left to mop up pools of water that began to form in the outfield when the showers intensified. An abandonment was subsequently announced shortly after 3pm.
Both sides have mustered just one win from seven four-day matches in 2013.
Hampshire plan to give a debut to Pakistani seamer Sohail Tanvir, who was played two Tests and 50 one-day internationals for his country.