It was a bleak day in more ways than one for Cricket Wanganui yesterday with the resignation of general manager Dilan Raj.

While the bleak weather put a dampener on the day, Raj's resignation to take up a position with the Manawatu Cricket Association left a cloud hanging over the future of the sport in Whanganui.

From November 1, Raj will be the new director of cricket in Manawatu, a role that will not be completely unfamiliar to him.

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