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5th Match, Group A (N), Ahmedabad, Sep 23 2013, Champions League Twenty20
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Heavy rain forces abandonment of both games

Heavy rain in Ahmedabad washed out both games on day three of the Champions League T20

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Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

But if you are looking for CLT20 news, I'm afraid there's nothing else. So this is Alagappan Muthu, taking an early night.

It's been a dismal day today, but the cricket world is never without news. If you have a minute, have a read through the England squad selected for the return Ashes in Australia. A couple of interesting names in there.

7.37pm And there we have it, persistent rain has had the final say in this match as well. Mumbai and Otago share two points each as both matches are abandoned without a ball being bowled.

harry sachin: "Forecast says more rain to come upcoming days in d scheduled venue..oh god real shame f more matches cld b called off... All d matches r played d eve.. why not d rained matches cld nt b played d next day mornin r ny other reserve day...."

Deshan: "With the Champions League being so short, I think that it disadvantages teams when there are no rain-days set aside. I do understand that it can be logistically difficult, but in this scenario Mumbai Indians could be out the tournament without it being their fault. Another washed out game and the Champions of IPL 2013 wouldn't even have a chance to show they are the CHAMPIONS."

7.33pm Tweets are coming in from Harsha Bhogle and Alan Wilkins that the match has been abandoned. We are still waiting for official word

Asad: "Otago volts will be happy taking one point and not playing against a huge talented side mumbai indians probably short game could change this scenario" Actually, if the match is called off, each team gets two points. So Mumbai Indians would still be very much alive in the tournament, albeit with a very difficult challenge ahead of them.

James: "It would be a shame if both matches were rained off. Would it not be possible to have the two matches at different venues? I do realise we wouldn't get a double dose of Ravi Shastri that way, but that seems a (very) small price to pay for some cricket."

7.20pm Alan Wilkins says an inspection is scheduled in 10 minutes' time, but it is still raining.

It's been a bleak day for cricket in Ahmedabad, with the first match between Perth Scorchers and Lions, South Africa's T20 champions, rained out without a ball being bowled. The outfield at Motera resembled a swimming pool and reports suggest the rain has still not stopped.

7.15pm Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the Champions League T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Otago Volts.

PLAYING XI
PLAYER
ROLE
Sachin Tendulkar Top order batter
Harbhajan Singh Bowler
Dinesh Karthik Wicketkeeper batter
Ambati Rayudu Middle order batter
Mitchell Johnson Bowler
Dwayne Smith Allrounder
Rohit Sharma (c)Top order batter
Pragyan Ojha Bowler
Abu Nechim Bowler
Kieron Pollard Allrounder
Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowling allrounder
Rishi Dhawan Allrounder
Glenn Maxwell Batting allrounder
Aditya Tare Wicketkeeper
Axar Patel Bowling allrounder
Match details
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Tossno toss
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days23 September 2013 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Rajesh Deshpande
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Otago 2