IPL2012: RCB-CSK match called off due to heavy rains

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Bangalore on Wednesday was abandoned without a ball being bowled after rains and wet outfield made it impossible to play PTI

Bangalore: Apr 25, 2012

The return leg match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was called off after heavy downpour ruled out any possibility of having even a curtailed match.

The two on-field umpires Sudhir Asnani and Billy Doctrove called off the match at 11 pm as persistent downpour played a spoilsport.

Both CSK and RCB got a point each from the game and have nine points from eight matches respectively. With points split, CSK moved up to the third spot while Bangalore are placed fourth in the nine-team table.

Earlier, umpires Doctrove and Asnani inspected the pitch twice at &: 45 pm and 8:15 pm and decided to start full quota over match at 9 pm.

RCB’s stand-in captain Virat Kohli opted to field after winning the toss. Just as the match was about to begin, the heavens opened up once again and this time it was fairly consistent drizzle. It only got worse with passage of time as the frustrated spectators at the Chinnaswamy headed back home. (PTI)