That's it from us today. Until next time, this is Srinidhi Ramanujam signing off on the behalf of Sreshth Shah and Thilak Ram. Cheers.
1.00pm: Ian Bishop confirms that match has been called off due to wet outfield . Players are seen shaking hands. So both teams confirm qualification into top 4.
However, both sides move in front of Guyana Amazon Warriors (who were in second place before this game), meaning the last match of the league stage has some consequence - where Amazon Warriors need to beat toppers Barbados Royals to finish second on the table.
Elsewhere, India beat Australia by six wickets to clinch the home series 2-1. In Karachi, England are struggling in their chase of 167 against Pakistan. In Dubai. Afif's 77 has given Bangladesh 158 to defend against UAE.
12.38pm : Inspection is at 12.50pm. Covers are finally coming off.
12.20pm Thanks, Sreshth. Looks like the rain has stopped. Umpires are seen on the field and having a chat with groundstaff.
12.09pm We hear the rain has stopped (or has almost stopped), and some groundstaff members are out and about. Still awaiting on official word from the CPL team though. Srinidhi is back once more on the hot seat.
11.32am Technically, the first innings should've been over by now had the game started on time. The rain continues. However, it has gotten ~slightly~ bright.
10.51am Still raining, grey out there too. While we wait, you could follow one of the three LIVE T20Is currently happening - Australia struggling vs India, Pakistan's batters against England, or follow UAE's bowlers dominating Bangladesh's batters so far.
Time for Sreshth to step in and give us more updates.
Darren Balchand: "I am at the stadium. Slight drizzle but some dark clouds still hanging above. "
While wait for some live action, here is Deivarayan Muthu's interview with Jason Holder to keep you all occupied. Holder talks about how fearlessness and clarity of thought have transformed him into a versatile white-ball player, how West Indies should be wary of Zimbabwe, Ireland and Scotland inthe T20 World Cup and more.
Ejaz Hatim: "I live half hour from Providence stadium, sky is blue with some heat. Cricket should occur soon. "
10.20am It's still pouring.
9.53am: We have a rain delay. Covers are on.
Tallawahs captain Powell informs that it's a new surface and the conditions are overcast. He also says that they need to improve in all departments.
Kings XI : 1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Adam Hose, 4 Roston Chase, 5 Rivaldo Clarke, 6 David Weise, 7 Roshon Primus, 8 Alzarri Joseph, 9 Scott Kuggeleijn, 10 Jeavor Royal, 11 Kesrick Williams.
Three changes for Kings, with Kuggeleijn, Clarke, Willaims in for today's match.
Tallawahs XI: 1 Brandon King, 2 Kennar Lewis (wk), 3 Kirk McKenzie, 4 Rovman Powell (capt), 5 Raymon Reifer, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Fabian Allen, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Chris Green, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Nicholson Gordon.
Gordon in for Pretorius for Tallawahs.
9.32am Tallawahs have won the toss and elected to field first.
9.15am Hello and welcome to game 29 of the CPLand also the penultimate game in the group stage. It's Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Kings at Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Both teams are on 8 points and are playing their last league game and must not lose by a big enough margin to fall out of top four. Otherwise, they are confirmed of playoff berths.
Kings are at third spot, while Tallawahs occupy the fourth place with Barbados Royals and Guyana Amazon Warriors already advancing to the knockouts. Both sides are coming off defeats and will be keen to put up a strong performance going into the next round.
Having started the campaign on a high, winning three of the first four games, Tallawahs slipped in the second half of the tournament, winning just one in the last five matches.
On the other hand, Kings notched up a single victory in the first four matches but posted three wins in the last five matches to be in the top half of the table. Who will get those crucial two points today? We will find out in a few hours.
I am Srinidhi Ramanujam and will be joined by Sreshth Shah as we bring you all the action.
|Brandon King||Top order Batter|
|Kennar Lewis †||Top order Batter|
|Kirk McKenzie||Top order Batter|
|Rovman Powell (c)||Middle order Batter|
|Fabian Allen||Bowling Allrounder|
|Chris Green||Bowling Allrounder|
|Providence Stadium, Guyana|
|Match days||25 September 2022 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Jamaica Tallawahs 1, St Lucia Kings 1|