Somerset v South Australia, CLT20, Bangalore

Bangalore rain causes another abandonment

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 1, 2011

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Match abandoned Somerset v South Australia

The Bangalore rain continued to mar what's been, for the most part, an exciting Champions League Twenty20. The rain had relented after a downpour the previous night but the toss, won by South Australia who chose to field, took place under overcast conditions. There was a steady drizzle not long before the scheduled start at 4pm and it intensified, leaving puddles on the outfield, ruining any possibility of play and putting the next game due to start at 8pm in jeopardy.

Somerset and South Australia gained a point each due to the abandonment. Somerset now have three points with two games in hand. South Australia also have three points but are under greater pressure, given they have just one game remaining.

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Posted by Karthi_2K11 on (October 2, 2011, 5:08 GMT)

This time of year in Bangalore is usually the interval between the Summer Southwest monsoon, and the autumnal Northeast monsoon; a sort of lull between the storms. @Omar Baak implies that the cash-rich BCCI should invest in indoor stadiums, but we can go one better with stadiums that have retractable roofs (as the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team has with Skydome (which takes twenty minutes to open / close), and Wimbledon has with Centre Court), so as to ward off inclement weather. If the cost is prohibitive for such stadiums, let us at least have all-weather indoor stadiums (such as Colonial stadium in Melbourne) to host the important matches. This way, we can avoid fast, slushy outfields, and wet, non-grippable Cricket balls. As it is, on days without precipitation, in a day/ night match, they have to contend with the due factor, making for almost the same conditions. As it stands, all the venues for the CLT20 this time are forecasted with facing unseasonal showers during the series.

Posted by JG2704 on (October 1, 2011, 18:56 GMT)

Off track here. I saw the last 8 overs or so of the Warriors innings and noticed there were alot of empty seats

Posted by AidanFX on (October 1, 2011, 13:36 GMT)

This is fraustrating. However nature has its God-given reign over us and this happens sometimes. Annoying nonetheless, keen to watch the SA team given the situation in Australian cricket. The tied points further jeopardises their chances of advancing to the next round but that's how it goes.

Posted by bumsonseats on (October 1, 2011, 12:45 GMT)

more rain, thought it only rained in uk. its oct here and 28 in the shade. im sweating just typing this message. dpk

Posted by   on (October 1, 2011, 12:45 GMT)

keep sharing points .. whats does tournament mean then?>?

Posted by   on (October 1, 2011, 12:42 GMT)

With the advent of commercialisation, it makes sense to cover for inclement weather by building indoor stadiums for cricket. Rain interrupted matches not only disappoints the fans who make it to stadium but for the ones who wait for the matches to start on tv also feel disappointed. Its time to have an Indoor stadium in the cricket capital of world, India.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2011, 12:24 GMT)

If this is a draw, South Australia will be annoyed cause it ruins their chances

Posted by Rajesh.Kumar on (October 1, 2011, 11:52 GMT)

CLT20 organizers are paying the price for choosing Bangalore as a venue for the matches this time of the year. With one game washed out yesterday, and two likely washouts today, tournament will lose a lot of sheen. But, these small matters have never bothered BCCI for whom only the money talks, and everything else walks.

Posted by JG2704 on (October 1, 2011, 10:56 GMT)

It's not often that you can say that there's better weather in Plymouth , England than India , but I've just rushed home to find that as it stands there's no play. I really hope that unless Somerset lose a few early wickets that Buttler is moved up to number 4. I feel he has shown that he can build an innings in the CB40 final and surely he will score more runs in 10 overs or so than Hildreth/Compton and probably anyone bar RVDM.

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