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  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    so xii won the toss and will win this one. hard to depend here. 160 was not enough for14.2 overs

  • POSTED BY cricydidi1981 on | May 28, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    KingsXI vs KKR is like India vs Australia. KKR is winning coz of Indians whereas XI is winning coz of aussie boys.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Thanks Santoshg016....Please update us once you reached ground...Thanks

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    What a shame, none of the Aussie channels are showing IPL including foxtel. Anyone knows why?

  • POSTED BY ziazai on | May 28, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    aashish_rathi, it is never a 40 overs match, it is always 20 overs match like for ODI we used to use term 50 over match.

    Hopefully it should be 20 over match.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Go Viru! This is your day!

  • POSTED BY santhoshg016 on | May 28, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    All of you Guys its a perfect Climate to play T20 Cricket its sunny in kolkata hope we have full 20 side match.. the Ground have been cleared up there will be no delay of starting or losing overs.. cheers

  • POSTED BY Mdf.Faisal on | May 28, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    waiting for the match to begin..here our friends in dubai waiting eagerly..its raining in kolkata and the temp. here is 40+degree.hopefully it will be a chellenging game. how are max.,mill,baily, cope up with narine shakib and chawla go on kkkkr!!!! take the winning streak to 10

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    KINGS 11 Punjab have the best batting line up and their bowling has also improved in last few matches. They are really the favorites, Narine or no Narine. They just need to take singles in his over and capitalize on other 16 overs.

    Playing 11 should be - 1). Vohra, 2). Sehwag, 3). Saha, 4). Maxwell, 5). Miller, 6). Bailey, 7). Johnson, 8). R.Dhawan, 9). Axar Patel, 10). Karamveer/Awana 11). Sandeep/Balaji.

    I wonder if they go with 2 spinners, because KKR batsmen mostly Indian, play them well, but both the spinners have done well for Kings 11 so far, so it will be a tough decision. Go Kings go!!

  • POSTED BY cricydidi1981 on | May 28, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Final would be played betn kolkata and Punjab ...so it really doesnt matter this game takes place or not..Chennai is just no the team with power (they are missing death over bowler clearly) Smith performance is on the decline after the peak, no mcullum either. Dhoni has no bowler to defend. same with mumbai but mumbai has better batsman and they are peaking at the right time. so today chennai will loose mumbai will win. then mumbai will loose and final betn Kokata and Sher - e- Punjab.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:35 GMT

    Hey guys ! Anybody from ground can please update us about the playing conditions? We are anxiously waiting for match to start. Please

  • POSTED BY A_musafir on | May 28, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    Things are looking good! It hasn't rained and we're on our way to a 3:30 pm toss! #KXIPvsKKR

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    Is really raining ...match will be played or not ....

  • POSTED BY aashish_rathi on | May 28, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    how's ground condition?is is possible to have a full 40 over game? otherwise sad for a cricket lover

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    narine will give more than 35 runs in 4 overs today, kxip will win today

  • POSTED BY Sri_Lankan_Cricket_Fan on | May 28, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    XII vs KK -> XII CSK vs MI -> MI KK vs MI -> MI XII vs MI - > MI

    MI will win the IPL 2014

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    veeru will rock

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    Getting a feeling that it would be a high scoring game. Hope Kings do what they have been doing. Go Kings!

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    If anybody can update me about the match start status from ground I shall be grateful. Thanks

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Its so cold in New Zealand. cant wait till the game starts. Love KKR.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 9:43 GMT

    it will be going cracker this time. hope kxip wins.

  • POSTED BY A_musafir on | May 28, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    Sundar Raman tweets Covers off. Sun out. Eden ready. Game on am told. #PepsiIPL Expand

  • POSTED BY ramli on | May 28, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    What if the match does not take place? Anyway, it is not a knock-out, there is a second chance

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Fan_111 on | May 28, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    @Brijesh Patel, you complain 4pm IST is too early for USA viewers. True cricket fans will watch match in the middle of the night without complaining and manage with less sleep. In Australia, most of 8pm matchs mean 12.30am start. So, those who really care will still watch and they do.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    Bright and sunny at Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1308 hrs IST. Very little grey patches in the sky but they are not threatning. The Sun is out and it will help the ground to get drier quickly. Hope we will have an ontime start.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 8:25 GMT

    How's the ground?

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 7:48 GMT

    News from Kolkata - Skies clear and its a bright n sunny day - 1218 hours , IST - Hopefully no change in th weather in upcoming couple of hours - How's the ground ???

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    good news 4 cricket fans r that sky is clear in Kolkata ...there is a possibility around 6pm...so waiting 4 the exciting clash to begin ....hope kkr carry on with the momentum ..since Sun r out so ground will be ready 4 play ..

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    What are the chances of a game today? I heard news from Dhaka that the entire west region has been under thunder showers the week. Hoping for a well deserved end to an amazing IPL season

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 7:15 GMT

    I completely agree with some of the comments. The drainage system of biggest ground in the country is worst in the world. It has not rained since yesterday 1 pm afternoon. and except for slight drizzle in night there had been no rain. But there is no sense of urgency by CAB grounds men. This is ridiculous. If it would had been any other ground in the world we could had full game yesterday. Hope BCCI and CAB may look into it.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Its time for cricket to be played in rain like football. The players run off even at the slightest drizzle. They should also modify the pitch accordingly. Imagine players sliding in the rain and fielding !! Especially the IPL teams being owned by bollywood stars and bollywood stars sing & dance in the rain. Definitely worth a try and a new concept in cricket.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 28, 2014, 6:41 GMT

    Intermediate clouds are there, but not a single drop of rain from morning. As per forecast 6 pm chance of rain.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 28, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Sun came out, no chance of rain till 6pm. Hope we will enjoy todays match.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 28, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    BCCI should think about the ground facilities in Australia. There should be a rule which decides the winner fairly on the skill exhibited on the day rather than by earlier wins or super over League matches should be considered only for qualifying to the finals and no other credit should be taken forward. The contest has to be based on performance and the winner should not be decided like making a toss

  • POSTED BY kiranm009 on | May 28, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    I live in kolkata just 10 km away from eden gardens, there hasn't been any rainfall or for that matter a single droplet since yesterday from 1pm onward to the moment I am typing. I am baffled by the inadequate and archaic drainage facility of one of the historic grounds in the world, this also shows how indifferent and casual the CAB officials are, apparently in a report in The Telegraph, the CAB along with the match officials took the decision to call off in 'haste'. Despite getting a 7 hour window of rain less spell, they didn't want to push themselves as they have a reserve day, what ridiculous mindset!!! If there is a slight drizzle now as its very cloudy, its game over!!!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 28, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    We are waiting for a big match....so we accept a good weather .......and no rain ////

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Fan_111 on | May 28, 2014, 5:53 GMT

    @anonymous facebook user- Punjab are as willing to play and beat KKR rather than wait or enojy the rain. Read the interview from Manan Vohra on TimesofIndia Cricket.

    @cricpanther - Looks like KKR need you as the enxt coach. You got it all figured out!

    To all those KKR fans who are saying KXIP will be lucky to go through, see their overall series record and tell me who has dominated the whole league rather than just last 7 matches. Remember Yusuf P provided two chances so it was KKR who is lucky to get position#2 while CSK was more consistent to get #2 position. Plus KKR has the home advantage if the play does happen, who is lucky with the fact that this qualifier is scheduled in Kolkata and not Mohali.

    They should scrap the super over rule. That will be totally unfair to judge the winner. Atleast 5 match should still be a good compromise.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    I stay in Kolkata and let me tell you that there was little rain last night but no rain since morning. Things are looking lot better than yesterday. Lot more blue sky than yesterday. Not sure whether it will rain late in the afternoon but till now looks more or less ok. We may have some cricket.

  • POSTED BY Chennai_Cricket on | May 28, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    Incase of rain, Compare to 1 over game toss is the better way to choose the winner

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    I checked the weather for today and there is possibility of a thunderstorm 4pm onwards

  • POSTED BY raj_v on | May 28, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    So game is going to happen today? hows the weather conditions over in Kolkata.. People who are staying in Kolkata , could you guys comment on weather, is still raining or chances of rain?

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 4:47 GMT

    what is the current weather condition at Kolkata?? any possibility for game today ???

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 4:35 GMT

    from today still raining here consistency so i am sure no play today also and punjab will go through the final without facing any ball....bad luck kkr due to bad weather. Punjab are enjoying rain here in kolkata.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    @Jas.Sohd you seem to have forgotten that even MI have made it to the playoffs everytime since 2010.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    Max play well today, take your time at crease and then start BOOOOOM... Miller , you are always killer, Kill the bowling of KKR and then kill batting of KKR by stopping runs and taking catches . ohhh yea, Manan , Saha and Vero are there to support you guys to play natural game.

  • POSTED BY cricpanther on | May 28, 2014, 1:30 GMT

    Common KKR, Show the real power to thrash punjab. Don't worry of maxwell, bailey and miller. Your bowler just need to identify these three's weakness, first they are not playing at Australia, they are playing against top class spinners!! Their bat lift is too high, so work on there, for maxwell..give him middle and turn it from middle to offstumps.(chances bowled/lbw/catch/stumping).he will gone..for bailey give him inswing yourker...from off to leg and right into boots or middle n leg..gone....for miller slower dilevry or short bowl...catch or try to get him bowled or lbw....Now, for gambhir not to panic and keep calm and handle the nerve till the end and also copy with all kkrns..

  • POSTED BY Jas.Sohd on | May 28, 2014, 1:07 GMT

    Hey Abhishek I don't know how much you know about Cricket but best team is always the most consistent team. MI, KKR can do it once, twice or three times the most but CSK has been doing it since 2009. And you know it very well just as long as that man "DHONI" your International captain is there his team can do anything. And I am the guy who watches complete test matches so don't think I didn't watch the ones you have mentioned. And I never said CSK will go through KX1P I said may the best team win.

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 21:42 GMT

    You are the best you Know

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    In case of rain, why not decide the winner by an indoor game in one of the stadium's rooms, with gully cricket rules, such as hitting the wall directly is 6 runs, hitting a window is out, etc. That will be a lot more fair, and entertaining, than watching a T20 match being decided by a O1.

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    All in all bad planning is what I can they have had venues where rain expected this season.Somebody was saying in a post rain is expected on final day and if its raining in Kolkatta now no hope for a game tomorrow then.I would love to see a full game or no game crucial games like these cannot be decided on 3 over or super over result will be bad for either team.IPL rules always confuse KKR need not be disheartened if the match is washed out tomorrow if they play the way they played last few games still can make it to finals all the best to all teams.I personally would like to see Punjab Vs KKR final.CSK fans saying that team will beat mumbai need to think again coz again MI are peeking well even though rules favored them.CSK strength opening by smith and closing by dhoni middle is still weak and pace department is bare and ashwin jaddu perform once in a bluemoon so csk be weary of MI.All the best to all 4 teams

  • POSTED BY patilyogs on | May 27, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    there should be either full game tomorrow or totally washout....I don't want to see one over match which do not make any sense for any of the team...... waste of time

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    @Jas.Sohd... you must have missed KKRvsSRH and MIvsRR! Good to see your confidence on CSK that they will beat MI, KKR and KIXP in a row... all the best!

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    its still raining here in kolkata.....may be tomorrow's re schedule match also be washed out....bad luck for kkr caz it was a real chance to go through final easily.

  • POSTED BY BigINDFan on | May 27, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    Interesting, other than fans the two teams will not complain since no matter who loses they get another chance to play. Also the IPL/BCCI can easily move this game to another venue since they did move games anyways to UAE and other cities. CSK did not play a single game at Chennai to fit election or other logistical issues. So KKR will not complain if the qualifier is played in Delhi or somewhere else. Maybe play in Dhaka.

  • POSTED BY Jas.Sohd on | May 27, 2014, 18:10 GMT

    I know a lot of KKR fans will be complaining 2maro if there's on game played. As s CSK fan I wanted KKR to win cause we'll beat them like a walk in the park in the Final. But to all confused KKR fans these rules weren't made yesterday they were there before the IPL started. Every team had the chance to be the best throughout the tournament and going to the Final without playing in semis. K1XP did it not KKR not CSK. So please stop complaining, I'm saying this is advanced cause a lot of people will be complaining 2maro if there's no game played. And also if KKR were on top and K1XP on 2nd these same people will say that KKR deserved it for being the best team. K1XP will win whether there is rain or not. CSK VS K1XP my favorite VS my home team for the title. May the best team win.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 18:06 GMT

    btter change the venue orelse it will b injustice for KKR...Hope to see the match in Mumbai....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    We espect,tommorrow ll see maxwel rain!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    They should had this game somewhere else. If you know it's gone rain why scheduled there. And also they could of change date of each game. Because if they play at 4pm India time. It's too early for people in USA. This is the best game. Very disappointing

  • POSTED BY baghels.a on | May 27, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    Continuing from where i left BCCI being the richest board should be doing much better when it comes to drainage facility and looking after spectator comfort inside the stadium , being an Indian fan i have defended BCCI quite vigorously on these forums but i am afraid i cannot condone them here ....

  • POSTED BY baghels.a on | May 27, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    It is good that they have a reserve day put in place but at the same time it is quite apparent that TV companies are dictating terms and holding the viewing public at ransom in the name of logistics and scheduling, why is the replayed match not starting at 8 p.m next day ?? why can't the MI vs CSK match not be deferred to Thursday ?? in any case one of these two teams have to play another match on Friday in Mumbai, so there should be no issues regarding logistics...

    Secondly no matter how heavy the downpour the ground should not be in a such a pitiable condition that umpires are forced to call off the match three hours before the start of the match ...as far i know all the heavy rain fell yesterday...... are you telling me that Eden Gardens needs no rain from now on and bright sunshine for six hours to get the match started at 4 PM !!! if this was Lords or any of the South African or Australian ground it would not have taken more than 3 hours after the rains stopped to start the match

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 17:14 GMT

    A super over? One over possibly to decide a season with no other play!!? LOLZ.... the IPL....

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Its very harnful for #kkr so if its possible to change place will be fine no matter... Korbo lorbo meet no.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 16:43 GMT

    may almighty Allah help us.....we want to see full 20 over match tomorrow KKR vrs K11 joyfully...

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    A rule should be made to have the match played at a different venue if not possible on schedule day....every team should be treated equally at this stage of the tournament ...

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Reading these comments it is very apparent that many of the punjabi fans are running scared and are hoping that the rain will do them a favour and give them a bye into the final. This surprises me a lot!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    kxi will win the final from here facing without a ball.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | May 27, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    kolkatta 11 saved by rain. one more rainy day and kings 11 will go through to finals without breaking sweat and deservedly so as they have been best team of ipl winning 11 matches out of 14,2 more than any other team. come on kings win this ipl as u deserve the honours. may rain gods smile tomorrow as well on the punjabi team.north american punjabis are supporting indian punjabi team .

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    Strongly disappointed with ICC/IPL rules, I believe all the teams within playoff are of equal caliber and a team with more wins during league games will give a upper hand in case of possibility of game gets overruled, its like an punishment.

    We could have reserved 2 extra days and these reserved days should not be scheduled as back to back days, definitely ground will take a days' time to soak the water completely.

  • POSTED BY Mr_Cric on | May 27, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    The ground does not get any money if the game is a white wash and they would have to refund the ticket money. Where in, if the game is decided by a super over the ticket buyers wont be refunded. However, this seems a bit unfair given the importance of this game. Minimum should be set at at least 10 overs for a knockout game or get the team with the best performance ahead. This gives an incentive for all teams to take every game seriously.

  • POSTED BY bsksara on | May 27, 2014, 15:35 GMT

    what happens if both teams are on same wins in league stage. will the winner be decided based on NRR in group stage.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 15:30 GMT

    BAD RULES FROM IPL(more matches win)..... It will disappont the players.... D/L method is like penalty or tiebreaker in football where big teams strong teams defets to natural teams....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    A two day sabbatical from the IPL is unreal. Get the boys on the field and let's Dhoom Punjabi, in Mohali if need be...

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Good that it was postponed. We don't want to see a 5 over game or one team going because of more points.

  • POSTED BY anupkeni on | May 27, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    The IPL final should be shifted back to Mumbai as there is rain forecast for Sunday in Bangalore. Mumbai is one city which has dry weather in the last week of May and hence it would be appropriate to shift the final back to Mumbai. if the final is to played in Bangalore, then we might as well have a joint winner for the first time in IPL history.

  • POSTED BY Lyra on | May 27, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Fly to Mumbai. Have match at Mumbai - scorching hot Sun! No chance of rain

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    So we can say that IPL qualifier has an extra day whereas the Champion's trophy final last year didnt. and I hate this minimum 5 overs rule. its already a short format and you just cannot shorten it further. Also i dont think the finallist needs to be decided by just a super over. It would be better if they just send KXIP to the finals based on their league stage rank and let KKR play the second qualifier.

  • POSTED BY Markmahesh on | May 27, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    hey...what abt the transfers on fantasy? will the cut off time be extended till tom

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | May 27, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    The playing condition does not say about a reserve day. If a match is not possible today, Punjab should proceed to the final. Have some rules changed?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    The Super Over idea is super silly. T20 by definition is a gamble, but reducing the game from 40 overs to 2 is more random than a coin toss. Maybe they should have just held the games in Chennai, where there is little rain till October!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Not good... our group was ready to watch thriller.. I have travelled 300 kms distance to watch match with friend..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 27, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    A super over for a place in final will be farce. Let the side that was consistent and were better than others for course of 54 matches get through. That will make better sense.

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    CSK VS KKR or KXIP in finale

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    very bad we are all wating maxwell bating

  • POSTED BY moscowman on | May 27, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    I think it is silly to decide this match on a super over if play tomorrow is not possible for 5 overs. In such case it is fair to send KXIP to finals as they won more games in qualifying stage. With onsetting monsoon, even Bengaluru is doubtfull as rains may lash the city. Next year let the IPL begin early to avoid this late May/June games.

  • POSTED BY rmsharma on | May 27, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    The preliminary forecast says there will be rain until 12:00 noon and again after 08:30 PM. I hope the game will be finished by then. Good luck KXI........

  • POSTED BY cricydidi1981 on | May 27, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    doesnt matter rain or not it still would be KKR and Punjab in the finals on 1st of June.

  • POSTED BY IndCricFan2013 on | May 27, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    After such a long IPL with 54? matches, it is not good to have a 5 -over or a super over to decide who will play the final. They should not go below 12 overs per side. otherwise let the Kings XI should go through on finishing first.

  • POSTED BY WasimDXB on | May 27, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    Anyway there is no control on weather and let us hope tomorrow we will get the full over game not short of overs. KKR played last seven games as winners only. Now if they lost one chance to qualify for the final it will be really a bad bad luck for KKR and for all fans of KKR.

  • POSTED BY ashokvetri on | May 27, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    However, Whenever, Wherever Qualifier match should be as much good as other league match.

  • POSTED BY TheMysteryMan on | May 27, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    I predicted this. Both Kolkata and Bangalore receive heavy rains at the end of May and June first week as Monsoon and Pre Monsoon showers hit the area during this time. Matches should have stayed at Mumbai like it was supposed to in the beginning or other ground in west or north of the country. Maybe Ahmedabad or Mohali even. WHat a downer it will be if IPL final is cut short or rained out.

  • POSTED BY Dominic532 on | May 27, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    So this match is posponed to tommorwo.Why everyone screaming that kkr are out kkr will get another chance in playoffs 2. Good to see tommorow match.

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:59 GMT

    What are the chances of rain tomorrow??????????????????

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    good luck to the IPL committee hosting finals at b'lore where the forecast for final day isn't so good! Mumbai was the perfect venue as rains aren't expected here until next weekend!

  • POSTED BY kunalx on | May 27, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    It has been raining since last couple of days. Going by the weather forecast, it is going to rain tomorrow also. Such a disappointment for KKR as they will loose this match if there is no play. KKR has the best chance of pulling this one out in front of home crowd. I don't think Qualifier 2 will be that much easy, be it MI or CSK. Really disappointed.

  • POSTED BY Azizul84 on | May 27, 2014, 13:51 GMT

    Hope tomorrow weather allow to play full game.

  • POSTED BY phoenix_deamon on | May 27, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    AA HA... will take leave from office and watch the match without any disturbance ;)

  • POSTED BY Pams118 on | May 27, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    Well it is again back to two games on one day, which is not ideal as this is playoffs. For all office goers time to fall sick.

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    What about Cricket fantasy teams today they don't get freezed?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    lets hope the rain stays away from kolkata..we want a gud contest to see..to go through the finals and not the rain to play the spoil sport rain please stay away..njoy the ipl game

  • POSTED BY NikunjShah on | May 27, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    Will the cutoff for the unlimited transfers in Fantasy league be extended?

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Goöd News,better to play tomorrow

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Punjab would go through because of number of wins (11) in league stages.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    ooh this is turning out to be interestng if it rains tomorrow..punjab will be through on net run rate and points..kkr will be gutted..

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    So tomarrow at 4 pm kkr vs k11

  • POSTED BY Shuddho on | May 27, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    just bad news for Kolkata, the forecast is for rain tomorrow as well at least till 4pm. Which would mean Punjab would go through because of number of wins (11) in league stages.

  • POSTED BY Kumail_Asadi on | May 27, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    Sure, today no match? O my God , why i have taken leave from office today.

  • POSTED BY RAMBOs_XI on | May 27, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    what happens to the fantasy league transfers? are we supposed to make them before the scheduled start of the play?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    That's a terrible news

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    thats terrible news

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 27, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    Oh my gosh I put permission frm office..,!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    Good to see game goes to next day.......................?????????

  • POSTED BY hussyboy81 on | May 27, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    Thank God, sense prevailed... no sense having a 7-7 shootout for such an important match!

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    so xii won the toss and will win this one. hard to depend here. 160 was not enough for14.2 overs

  • POSTED BY cricydidi1981 on | May 28, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    KingsXI vs KKR is like India vs Australia. KKR is winning coz of Indians whereas XI is winning coz of aussie boys.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 11:06 GMT

    Thanks Santoshg016....Please update us once you reached ground...Thanks

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 28, 2014, 11:02 GMT

    What a shame, none of the Aussie channels are showing IPL including foxtel. Anyone knows why?

  • POSTED BY ziazai on | May 28, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    aashish_rathi, it is never a 40 overs match, it is always 20 overs match like for ODI we used to use term 50 over match.

    Hopefully it should be 20 over match.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:54 GMT

    Go Viru! This is your day!

  • POSTED BY santhoshg016 on | May 28, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    All of you Guys its a perfect Climate to play T20 Cricket its sunny in kolkata hope we have full 20 side match.. the Ground have been cleared up there will be no delay of starting or losing overs.. cheers

  • POSTED BY Mdf.Faisal on | May 28, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    waiting for the match to begin..here our friends in dubai waiting eagerly..its raining in kolkata and the temp. here is 40+degree.hopefully it will be a chellenging game. how are max.,mill,baily, cope up with narine shakib and chawla go on kkkkr!!!! take the winning streak to 10

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    KINGS 11 Punjab have the best batting line up and their bowling has also improved in last few matches. They are really the favorites, Narine or no Narine. They just need to take singles in his over and capitalize on other 16 overs.

    Playing 11 should be - 1). Vohra, 2). Sehwag, 3). Saha, 4). Maxwell, 5). Miller, 6). Bailey, 7). Johnson, 8). R.Dhawan, 9). Axar Patel, 10). Karamveer/Awana 11). Sandeep/Balaji.

    I wonder if they go with 2 spinners, because KKR batsmen mostly Indian, play them well, but both the spinners have done well for Kings 11 so far, so it will be a tough decision. Go Kings go!!

  • POSTED BY cricydidi1981 on | May 28, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Final would be played betn kolkata and Punjab ...so it really doesnt matter this game takes place or not..Chennai is just no the team with power (they are missing death over bowler clearly) Smith performance is on the decline after the peak, no mcullum either. Dhoni has no bowler to defend. same with mumbai but mumbai has better batsman and they are peaking at the right time. so today chennai will loose mumbai will win. then mumbai will loose and final betn Kokata and Sher - e- Punjab.

  • POSTED BY hussyboy81 on | May 27, 2014, 13:26 GMT

    Thank God, sense prevailed... no sense having a 7-7 shootout for such an important match!

  • POSTED BY on | May 27, 2014, 13:28 GMT

    Good to see game goes to next day.......................?????????

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | May 27, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    Oh my gosh I put permission frm office..,!!!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    thats terrible news

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    That's a terrible news

  • POSTED BY RAMBOs_XI on | May 27, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    what happens to the fantasy league transfers? are we supposed to make them before the scheduled start of the play?

  • POSTED BY Kumail_Asadi on | May 27, 2014, 13:33 GMT

    Sure, today no match? O my God , why i have taken leave from office today.

  • POSTED BY Shuddho on | May 27, 2014, 13:36 GMT

    just bad news for Kolkata, the forecast is for rain tomorrow as well at least till 4pm. Which would mean Punjab would go through because of number of wins (11) in league stages.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | May 27, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    So tomarrow at 4 pm kkr vs k11

  • POSTED BY android_user on | May 27, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    ooh this is turning out to be interestng if it rains tomorrow..punjab will be through on net run rate and points..kkr will be gutted..

Kings XI v Knight Riders, IPL, Qualifier 1, Kolkata May 27, 2014

First IPL qualifier on amid improved weather

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The Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab IPL qualifier at Eden Gardens, which had been postponed to Wednesday due to torrential rain, appears set to go ahead this afternoon with the weather improving in Kolkata*. "Covers off. Sun out. Eden ready. Game on am told," tweeted Sundar Raman, the IPL chief operating officer.

The match is scheduled to begin at 4 pm, while the eliminator in Mumbai, between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, will be played at 8 pm as scheduled.

If the weather or ground conditions do not permit a full game in Kolkata on Wednesday as well, overs will be reduced till it is a five-over-a-side affair. If even that is not possible, as per the playing conditions, the winner will be decided via a Super Over. The latest the Super Over can begin is 9.10 pm.

If that, too, is ruled out, then the side which finished the league stage with more wins - that is, Kings XI - will go through to the final. Thundershowers "in spots" are forecast for Kolkata for Wednesday.

The ground had been fully under covers and the outfield was under ankle-deep water in places due to torrential rain lashing the city, PTI reported. At 5.15 pm, umpires Nigel Llong and S Ravi inspected the ground with curator Prabir Mukherjee and decided that it was impossible for it to be made match-fit in time for even a five-overs-a-side game today, prompting the early postponement.

"Ticket-holders who purchased tickets for the original match day will be able to enter the stadium on Wednesday on presentation of their original ticket (with the bar code intact) at the turnstiles. Gates will open at 2.00 pm," PTI quoted the IPL's media advisory as saying. "Refunds will only be made to ticket purchasers if the match is cancelled without a ball being bowled."

* May 28, 2014 08:05 GMT: This story was updated with news of better weather in Kolkata