Kandurata and Uva qualify after washout

The Report by Andrew Fernando

August 25, 2012

Heavy rain forced abandonment in Saturday evening’s SLPL encounter between the Kandurata Warriors and Uva Next, without a ball being bowled. The rains came moments after Ruhuna Royals scored the winning runs in the previous match, and though they did subside late in the evening, play could not have begun by the cut-off time of 9.45pm and the teams took one point each from the fixture.

The draw means that both teams are now through to the semi finals, with the fifth-placed Royals unable to match them on points, being three adrift with only one match to play. The Royals could however displace the Nagenahira Nagas from the top three, if they win their last match and the Nagas fail to take points from either of their last two fixtures.

The match was the first in the SLPL to be abandoned completely due to bad weather, though several had been curtailed by rain.

Andrew Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s correspondent in Sri Lanka

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