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The Report by Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
February 17, 2013
Chittagong Kings v Sylhet Royals - Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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 correspondentFeeds: Mohammad Isam
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