Champions League T20 2013 September 23, 2013

Heavy rain forces abandonment of both games

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Heavy rain in Ahmedabad washed out both games on day three of the Champions League T20. Lions captain Alviro Petersen had just enough time to win the toss and elect to bowl against Perth Scorchers before the persistent deluge arrived to wipe out any chance of play.

Ground staff covered the square immediately after the toss, but the fourth match of the Champions League T20 was called off around 90 minutes after that, with the ground having taken on a great deal of water. The rain, though, refused to let up, and resulted in the calling off of the next game about half an hour before its scheduled start.

The four teams - Otago Volts and Mumbai Indians were to play the second game - took two points each. Mumbai now have just two points from their first two games after they lost their opener to Rajasthan Royals. This was the first match for Lions, Otago and Scorchers.

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  • brenno23 on September 23, 2013, 23:48 GMT

    You can't really argue that the match should be postponed, in a tournament like this it would inevitably lead to a side playing on two consecutive days and cause logistical issues with travel etc. It's a shame but there's not a lot that can be done. At least there are plenty more games in this tournament to look forward to! :)

  • siddhartha87 on September 24, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    Mumbai Indians are doomed now

  • WonkyBail on September 23, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    Ridiculous playing a tournament in rainy India this time of year, competition should be in England.

  • on September 23, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    I am from ahmedabad. rain started yesterday only

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    next 10days also same news will have in Ahmedabad city.. :(

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    very bad decision they should place matches in good conditions there are many place which are very hot in condition

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    no result is waste time

  • on September 23, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    Only looser is the public who came to the stadium. I dont know how come Umpires agreed to go for the Toss even though they know there is no possibility of play. It shows that BCCI is not willing to return the money back to those who bought the ticket since the Toss is happened money.

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    lets hope the best for MIs match up next....

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Bad news for everyone, bcz we wanted to see a good match!

  • brenno23 on September 23, 2013, 23:48 GMT

    You can't really argue that the match should be postponed, in a tournament like this it would inevitably lead to a side playing on two consecutive days and cause logistical issues with travel etc. It's a shame but there's not a lot that can be done. At least there are plenty more games in this tournament to look forward to! :)

  • siddhartha87 on September 24, 2013, 0:36 GMT

    Mumbai Indians are doomed now

  • WonkyBail on September 23, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    Ridiculous playing a tournament in rainy India this time of year, competition should be in England.

  • on September 23, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    I am from ahmedabad. rain started yesterday only

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    next 10days also same news will have in Ahmedabad city.. :(

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    very bad decision they should place matches in good conditions there are many place which are very hot in condition

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    no result is waste time

  • on September 23, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    Only looser is the public who came to the stadium. I dont know how come Umpires agreed to go for the Toss even though they know there is no possibility of play. It shows that BCCI is not willing to return the money back to those who bought the ticket since the Toss is happened money.

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    lets hope the best for MIs match up next....

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Bad news for everyone, bcz we wanted to see a good match!

  • on September 23, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Why has the match been canceled rather than postponed? There is only one match Friday, for example. This match can be played Friday afternoon instead.

  • Shazy777 on September 23, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Bad news for the lions bcz they win the match....

  • Shazy777 on September 23, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    Bad news for the lions bcz they win the match....

  • on September 23, 2013, 11:59 GMT

    Why has the match been canceled rather than postponed? There is only one match Friday, for example. This match can be played Friday afternoon instead.

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Bad news for everyone, bcz we wanted to see a good match!

  • on September 23, 2013, 12:41 GMT

    lets hope the best for MIs match up next....

  • on September 23, 2013, 13:47 GMT

    Only looser is the public who came to the stadium. I dont know how come Umpires agreed to go for the Toss even though they know there is no possibility of play. It shows that BCCI is not willing to return the money back to those who bought the ticket since the Toss is happened money.

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    no result is waste time

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    very bad decision they should place matches in good conditions there are many place which are very hot in condition

  • on September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT

    next 10days also same news will have in Ahmedabad city.. :(

  • on September 23, 2013, 17:38 GMT

    I am from ahmedabad. rain started yesterday only

  • WonkyBail on September 23, 2013, 23:19 GMT

    Ridiculous playing a tournament in rainy India this time of year, competition should be in England.