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Saturday, December 07, 2013
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Rain holds as match stays in Ahmedabad
Champions League T20 officials told the T&T team last evening that their clash against the Titans of South Africa carded for Monday in Ahmedabad, will go ahead as planned and will not be shifted to Delhi. There was no rain on Friday as the sun came out and started the drying process at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. This has led to organisers deciding that they would take the chance and leave the games here. This was confirmed by media manager Rob Peters who told the T&T Guardian: “At this point in time the matches stay in Ahmedabad and there will be no shifting again as was being considered.”
The two matches under consideration is the T&T versus Titans and Brisbane Heat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. If the rain comes back on the weekend, then the matches could be affected and there would not be enough time to arrange for the match to be played in Delhi. A few days earlier, the match between Lions and Mumbai Indians, scheduled for yesterday, was also moved to Jaipur because of the rain. Two group matches at the venue were washed out on September 23, without a ball being bowled.
The situation has left the T&T boys in an uncomfortable position as they need to win this match to keep their chances of making the semi-finals alive. The Red Force is second in the standings behind the Chennai Superkings on four points after a win and a loss. They need to win their final two games to ensure they reach the semis and cannot afforded a washout. Yesterday, the guys were given the day off and they took the opportunity to relax and shop at the nearby Alpha One Mall which is in their compound at the Hyatt Hotel in Ahmedabad. Today, they will be hoping that the weather holds, so they can get down to the Motera ground and have a session on the outfield. On Thursday, they visited the venue but used the indoor facilties to get is some training.
Group B Standings
Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Chennai Super Kings 2 2 0 0 0 8 +0.642
Trinidad & Tobago 2 1 1 0 0 4 +0.438
Sunrisers Hyderabad 2 1 1 0 0 4 -0.088
Titans 2 1 1 0 0 4 -0.180
Brisbane Heat 2 0 2 0 0 0 -0.725
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