CLT20 2013: Highveld Lions-Perth Scorchers game called off due to heavy rain and wet outfield

Since there was no sign of the weather improving and an unplayable outfield, the match was called off © IANS (File Photo)

Sep 23, 2013

The Group A match of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013 between Highveld Lions and Perth Scorchers, scheduled for the Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, has been abandoned. Both teams will share two points.

The match, scheduled for a 4pm start has been called off at 5.10pm, due to heavy rain and a wet outfield.

Earlier, at the toss, Lions skipper Alviro Petersen put his team in to bowl in overcast conditions. However, as soon as the toss was over, the rain came pouring down.

Since there was no sign of the weather improving and an unplayable outfield, the match was called off. The second game of the day, between Mumbai Indians vs Otago Volts, is at the same venue and could be called off as well.