Heavy rain at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, San Fernando on Thursday, ruin the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) clash between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St. Kitts/Nevis Patriots which was adjudged as a no-result. Both teams got a point each.
Only 24 minutes play or 34 deliveries were possible in the match that saw Tallawahs winning the toss and asking the Patriots to take the first knock and they reached 46 without loss with Chris Lynn 23 not out, which included two sixes and a four from the 15 balls he faced, while Evin Lewis 21 not out of 19 balls included two fours and a six.
However, with the Patriots enjoying their best start of the series at around 10:25 am, the rain came in the fifth over to send the players off. The rain came from the Gulf of Paria which is opposite to what normally happens rained consistently for a long period.
When the game was called off at 1.10 pm the rain has eased up with light showers.
The Patriots now have played nine matches and they get one point from this washout to move to three have now been eliminated from reaching the final four. The Tallawahs go to seven points from eight matches and will now have to win at least one of their final two matches to reach the semi-finals.
The washout brings the defending champions the Barbados Tridents back into the equation as they will have to win their final two matches against Guyana Amazon Warriors (Thursday) the other against the Tallawahs on Saturday. The Tridents also need the Tallawahs lose against the St Lucia Zouks on Sunday, if their are to reach the semi-finals.
SCORES: St. Kitts/Nevis Patriots 46/0 (5.2)(Chris Lynn 23no, Evin Lewis 21no) - Match Abandoned.