Rain forces abandonment of Ballari-Shivamogga clash
Mysuru, 5 September 2017: The fourth match of the Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League 2017, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies, between Namma Shivamogga and Ballari Tuskers, the defending champion, was abandoned without a ball bowled after relentless rain made play impossible at the S.D.N.R Wadiyar ground in Mysuru on Tuesday (5 September).
It begandrizzling shortly before toss, scheduled at 6.45pm, and soon, the drizzleturned into an outright downpour. It never abated, making even an inspectionimpossible. With no sign of rain relenting, the match was soon abandoned at8.08pm. Shivamoggaand Ballari shared a point each. It meant all teams are now on the pointsboard, with Mysuru enjoying a view from the top of the table with four pointsafter two matches.
The venuewas packed with fans hoping for a repeat of the thriller played the day beforebetween Mysuru Warriors and Bijapur Bulls. These fans have the option of eithergetting their tickets refunded or exchanging these tickets for single-headerson another day. They can exercise these options at the box office at theS.D.N.R Wadiyar ground.
As for fanswho purchased tickets online, those who redeemed their tickets can get itrefunded at the box office counters. Those fans who have not redeemed theirtickets will have the ticket amount refunded back to their respective accounts.
On Monday, asee-saw encounter between Mysuru and Bijapur ended up being a thriller, withthe result undecided till the last ball was bowled. Mysuru eventually prevailedby four runs, much to the delirious happiness of the local crowd.
The fifthmatch of KPL 2017 on 6 September, between Bengaluru Blasters and Hubli Tigers,will be an afternoon encounter beginning at 3.00pm.