Pete Steindl, the Scotland coach, was left frustrated by the I-Cup washout against the Canadians.

The sides were awarded ten points apiece, sufficient to take the Scots into second place in the eight-team table, nine ahead of Afghanistan and eight behind Ireland.

However, Steindl had designs on a maximum 20-point haul against a side Scotland have beaten in all three previous I-Cup meetings.

Steindl said: "It's obviously a blow because you are looking to get your points through playing and winning.

"Home ground advantage is traditionally quite important in the I-Cup so this is obviously an opportunity lost.

"But at the end of the day there is nothing you can do about the weather and we can't afford to worry about what might have been."

The Scots have just one home game remaining in the current campaign - against Kenya while they must travel to face closest rivals Ireland and Afghanistan.

A top two finish will see them qualify for a second consecutive I-Cup final and Steindl added: "We have to focus on taking as many points as possible from our remaining matches."