IPL 7 1st Qualifier: Rain Threat Looms Large on Kolkata Knight Riders-Kings XI Punjab game in Kolkata

The first IPL 2014 qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab has a reserve day on Wednesday, if the tie is washed out on Tuesday.

Updated: May 27, 2014 11:02 IST
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Kolkata: With heavy downpour since Sunday, there's a cloud of uncertainty over Indian Premier League 2014's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.

Both the teams had to skip their match-eve practice on Monday as the ground remained under cover, thanks to unrelenting rainfall since Sunday afternoon because of a low pressure formation over the Bay of Bengal.

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in its bulletin for the next two days and there are also fears of a washout.

There's provision of minimum five overs a side but in case of an abandonment the IPL has the provision of a reserve day on May 28.

However, it will be advantage Kings XI Punjab if both the days are washed out as per the rule 21.10 (b) of the IPL Playing Conditions, the team with a better run-rate in the league stage will progress into the final.

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