Monday, February 19, 2018

IPL first qualifier on today

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab IPL qualifier at Eden Gardens has been postponed from yesterday to today due to torrential rain in Kolkata. The match will be played today while the eliminator in Mumbai, between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is set to be played as scheduled.

If the weather or ground conditions do not permit a full game in Kolkata today as well, overs will be reduced. The minimum is a five-over-a-side affair. If even that is not possible, as per the playing conditions, the winner will be decided via a Super Over.

If that, too, is ruled out, then the side which finished the league stage with more wins - that is, Kings XI - will go through to the final. Thundershowers “in spots” are forecast for Kolkata for today.