Rain plays spoilsport, KKR, CSK split points
Bad weather continued to play spoilsport at the Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town as continuous rain washed out today's IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, reports HT Correspondent.cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2009 00:03 IST
The second season of the Indian Premier League continued to suffer because of unseasonal rains with Chennai Super Kings' game against the Kolkata Knight Riders being condemned to a watery grave without a single ball being bowled. Fans waited eagerly to see if a five-over bash could be squeezed in, but the rain gods did not relent.
The washout gave the Kolkata team one much-needed point and saved them the ignominy of being last in the points table. Shah Rukh Khan's team have won just one of their four matches so far, losing to the Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and the Rajasthan Royals. Soon after the last match SRK wrote in his blog: “In attempting to give it our best, our team has taken unpopular decisions. A truckload of criticism from all quarters has been dumped at our doorsteps. Every time I go and sit in the stadium, I feel the weight of all the choices made.” On Saturday, though, SRK and his team were reduced to mere spectators by the rain.
The Chennai team, who lost the services of star allrounder Andrew Flintoff, have not faired any better, registering just one win, against the Bangalore team.