Kandurata v Uva, SLPL, Colombo August 25, 2012

Kandurata and Uva qualify after washout

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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  • 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

  • dummy4fb 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

  • 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.

  • 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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