Kandurata v Uva, SLPL, Colombo

Kandurata and Uva qualify after washout

The Report by Andrew Fernando

August 25, 2012

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Heavy rain forced abandonment in Saturday evening's SLPL encounter between the Kandurata Warriors and Uva Next, without a ball being bowled. The rains came moments after Ruhuna Royals scored the winning runs in the previous match, and though they did subside late in the evening, play could not have begun by the cut-off time of 9.45pm and the teams took one point each from the fixture.

The draw means that both teams are now through to the semi finals, with the fifth-placed Royals unable to match them on points, being three adrift with only one match to play. The Royals could however displace the Nagenahira Nagas from the top three, if they win their last match and the Nagas fail to take points from either of their last two fixtures.

The match was the first in the SLPL to be abandoned completely due to bad weather, though several had been curtailed by rain.

Andrew Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Sri Lanka

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Posted by ahead-of-time on (August 26, 2012, 11:37 GMT)

Sinhaya, just want to clarify the word 'several' actually refers to more than two or three but not many. Andrew Fernando was correct in saying 'several' with regards to the four games curtailed. Please refer to the dictionary in future before you make remarks

Posted by   on (August 25, 2012, 21:07 GMT)

The 2 comments show that readers read entire reports. Now I too have said entire when i shud say most reades read all. Andrew has made a minimal error. Fact from my reading online comments from many papers show that fans seem v knowledgeble and I wish selectors read. But in SL selectors hardly witness domestics leave alonr SLPL and Asantha was not even in SL when team was chosen. Ranjan Rodrigo

Posted by Sinhaya on (August 25, 2012, 17:44 GMT)

@AndreW Fernando, if you say "several", that means over half the games must be curtailed. Only a minority of the games were curtailed. Please stop exaggerating.

Posted by Sinhaya on (August 25, 2012, 17:41 GMT)

Andrew Fernando, you are exaggerating! No way can you say "several" had been curtailed by rain. Precisely, 4 games out of the 18 so far played have been curtailed by rain and 1 out of 18 which was today's one was totally abandoned. So the point is that majority of games were played without any hassle. Also, the 4 curtailed games were least rain hit with majority of the overs being bowled somehow.

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Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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