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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014 Qualifier 1: Rain threat looms large

Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Kings XI Punjab once in the IPL 2014 © IANS
Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Kings XI Punjab once in the IPL 2014 © IANS

Kolkata: May 26, 2014

With heavy downpour since Sunday and more rains being forecast for tomorrow, there’s a cloud of uncertainty over Indian Premier League’s (IPL) first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens.

Both the teams had to skip their match-eve practice on Monday as the ground remained under cover, thanks to unrelenting rainfall since Sunday afternoon because of a low pressure formation over the Bay of Bengal.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in its bulletin for the next two days and there are also fears of a washout.

There’s provision of minimum five overs a side but in case of an abandonment the IPL has the provision of a reserve day on May 28.

However, it will be advantage Kings XI Punjab if both the days are washed out as per the rule 21.10 (b) of the IPL Playing Conditions, the team with a better run-rate in the league stage will progress into the final.

If conditions do not permit a Super Over within the time available to determine the winner or if the Super Over is tied, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table (in accordance with paragraph 21.9 above) will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off match,” the 21.10(a) of the IPL Playing Conditions states.

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