EPL matches abandoned due to wet outfieldBoth matches of the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 cricket tournaments scheduled for Monday were abandoned without a single ball bowled at the TU grounds in Kirtipur owing to wet outfield.
Both matches of the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 cricket tournaments scheduled for Monday were abandoned without a single ball bowled at the TU grounds in Kirtipur owing to wet outfield.
Biratnagar Warriors and Kathmandu Kings XI, also featuring Pakistani star Shahid Afridi, were set to vie in the early kickoff of the day. The second match was set to be played between Bhairahawa Gladiators and Chitwan Tigers.
It was Bhairahawa's second match and third overall of the tournament interrupted by rain as Sunday's late match between Bhairahawa and Pokhara Rhinos was called off in the first innings owing to downpour.
Only two matches out of five have been played so far in the franchise league that kicked off on Saturday.
While the wet outfield caused by overnight and Sunday's rain prevented the kickoff match, the second one also could not start for the same reason. Adding to the woes of the organisers, the pitch condition further worsened after downpour at around 13:00 NST, the time the second match of the day should have been played had the pitch been playable.
According to the organisers, they were planning to reschedule the interrupted match on the reserve day or on the day that features only one match. The match, however, can be rescheduled only if all six participating teams agree to rescheduling of the games or else the teams concerned will share one point each.
Kathmandu is scheduled to play against Pokhara Rhinos on Tuesday in the only fixture of the day.