Rain threatens KKR-Pune Warriors IPL tie

Updated: 03 May 2012 20:17 IST

Rain has twice played spoilsport in Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL home matches this season and the Met department has once again sounded a warning for Saturday's sold-out clash against the Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors India.

Kolkata:

Rain has twice played spoilsport in Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL home matches this season and the Met department has once again sounded a warning for Saturday's sold-out clash against the Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors India.

The met office has predicted heavy rains and thundershowers towards the evening, threatening to spoil the game that has generated a huge interest among city's cricket buffs.

The city has received rainfall and thundershowers for two days in succession since Wednesday and Saturday's forecast was no different.

"Thundersquall with wind speed reaching between 50 and 60 kmph and accompanied with lightning may occur at isolated places over Orissa and West Bengal," said the Met forecast.

The Knight Riders match against Deccan Chargers here on April 24 was washed out without even a ball being bowled after a thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rain lashed the Eden Gardens.

The hosts had opened their IPL campaign after going down to leaders Delhi Daredevils in a rain-truncated 12 overs a side fixture on April 5.

The fixture is seen as Warriors' skipper-cum-mentor Ganguly's revenge match against his former franchise that snubbed him after a three-season association.

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