Heavy rain forced a complete abandonment of the CLT20 clashes between the Lions and the Perth Scorchers and Mumbai Indians and Otago on Monday without a ball being bowled.
<b>Heavy rain forced a complete abandonment of the CLT20 clashes between the Lions and the Perth Scorchers and Mumbai Indians and Otago on Monday without a ball being bowled.</b>
The heavens opened shortly before the start of the first game of the day, even as Lions captain Alviro Petersen put the Perth Scorchers in to bat at the toss.
The ground staff quickly covered the pitch and with a forecast of more rain on the way, things immediately looked bleak.
The match was officially called off at 5:07pm local time, with the puddles around the ground having already turned into lakes.
Prospects for the day's second match appeared dire and sure enough the match was called off before Mumbai and Otago even had to bother with the coin flip.
The four teams each collect two points. This was the first match for Lions, Otago and Scorchers, while Mumbai now have just two points from their first two games after they lost their opener to Rajasthan Royals.
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