Kolkata Rain Plays Spoilsport, Qualifier 1 KKR vs KXIP Match Postponed

Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersThe heavy rain in Kolkata has shown its fury on the qualifier 1 of IPL 2014 on Tuesday evening forcing the umpires to realise that the play cannot be held on the wet ground.

Finally, the much-awaited 2014 Pepsi IPL Qualifier 1 playoff match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders has been postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday 28 May and is scheduled to start at 4:00 pm.

Those who have bought tickets for the match can avail of the same on Wednesday on presentation of their original ticket (with the bar code intact) at the turnstiles. Gates will open at 2:00 pm, said the IPL 7 authorities.

Refunds will be made, if required, to ticket purchasers if the match is cancelled without a ball being bowled – on either of the original day or the reserve day as per the terms and conditions which are stipulated on the tickets.

If appropriate, a separate announcement will be made regarding the detailed procedures for obtaining a refund, said a statement.

If it is not possible to complete the Qualifier 1 match tomorrow, Kings XI Punjab, having finished top of the league, will advance through to the Pepsi IPL Final in Bangalore on Sunday, 1 June 2014. Kolkata Knight Riders will play in the Qualifier 2 match on Friday 30 May 2014.

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