Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologised to fans after the second day of England's fourth Test with India was abandoned.
Players were forced off at Old Trafford with England on 237-6.
Despite heavy rain stopping 90 minutes later, ground staff could not drain a corner of the outfield. Play was abandoned to angry boos from the spectators.
"We apologise if people feel let down, but these are extreme circumstances," Watkinson told BBC Radio 5 live.
"It was an extremely heavy downpour and most grounds would have struggled."