Chittagong Kings v Sylhet Royals, BPL, semi-final February 17, 2013

Semi-final postponed after washout

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Chittagong Kings v Sylhet Royals - Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Heavy rain in Mirpur from Sunday afternoon forced the semi-final of the BPL between Chittagong Kings and Sylhet Royals to be shifted to Monday. The match will now be contested from 6:00pm, according to the BPL governing council secretary Ismail Haider Mallick.

The unseasonal rain began on Saturday evening, and even on Sunday morning, it was merely cloudy with some parts of Dhaka getting rain. But by the afternoon, there was heavy rain in Mirpur, which continued till early evening. The groundstaff worked all day to keep the covers on, but stopped using the super-sopper or draining out the water after 7:00pm on Sunday.

Since the BPL is a domestic tournament, the playing conditions is in the hands of the home board, and the BCB decided to take the game to the next day, as it was already a rest day in the earlier provided schedule.

Mallick, however, added that if the rain continues on Monday and the same situation crops up, they would either have to run the 5-over game, or one-over eliminator or even the toss of a coin could be used to decide the winner.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • POSTED BY MasudRUETeee091040 on | February 17, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    It is very interesting the toss of a coin to determine the winner

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | February 17, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    toss of a coin? It sounds ridiculous!

  • POSTED BY MasudRUETeee091040 on | February 17, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    It is very interesting the toss of a coin to determine the winner

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | February 17, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    toss of a coin? It sounds ridiculous!

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  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | February 17, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    toss of a coin? It sounds ridiculous!

  • POSTED BY MasudRUETeee091040 on | February 17, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    It is very interesting the toss of a coin to determine the winner