Eden match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Kolkata Knight Riders 

Rajasthan Royals

 

7.20 PM The match is officially called off, about 15 minutes before the cut-off time. Both teams get a point each which means Rajasthan Royals go back on top of the table.

5.40PM: The ground is still very wet, so the umpires have decided the next inspection will be at 6.20PM Local time. With Eden Gardens being a pitched that dries quickly.38459

5.20 PM: Official inspection will be at 5:35PM.  Things definitely look a bit more optimistic now.

5 PM: Good news! some of the covers are being removed! Still a long clear up job ahead to do But fans are hopeful to see some cricket action.

4.15PM: Bad News! it’s started raining again. Those big covers, which already have enough water on them to fill a swimming pool, won’t be moving any time soon.

Kolkata Knight Riders and  Cricket Association of Bengal join the cricket fraternity in paying tributes to Ankit Keshri.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Cricket Association of Bengal join the cricket fraternity in paying tributes to Ankit Keshri.

4 PM: Well it’s definitely stopped raining, but there is so much standing water at Eden Gardens that the covers are barely being moved. A day of being patient I think.

2.45PM : Rain stopped! The sky is clear, but the covers are yet to come off. KKR and Rajasthan fans can expect some live action to see.

 

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