Champions League T20 2013

Heavy rain forces abandonment of both games

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 23, 2013

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Heavy rains fall at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Lions v Perth Scorchers, Group A, Champions League 2013, Ahmedabad, Sep 23, 2013
Motera came under heavy weather © BCCI

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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Posted by siddhartha87 on (September 24, 2013, 0:36 GMT)

Mumbai Indians are doomed now

Posted by WonkyBail on (September 23, 2013, 23:19 GMT)

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

Posted by android_user on (September 23, 2013, 17:38 GMT)

I am from ahmedabad. rain started yesterday only

Posted by   on (September 23, 2013, 14:34 GMT)

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

Posted by   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

Posted by android_user on (September 23, 2013, 14:20 GMT)

no result is waste time

Posted by   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.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (September 23, 2013, 12:41 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (September 23, 2013, 12:23 GMT)

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

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