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Rain forces CPL washout at Kensington


HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Rain forces CPL washout at Kensington

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RAIN had the final say in the first match of the Barbados leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval on Monday night.

Tridents Pride of Barbados and Jamaica Tallwahs each collected a point after a frustrating night ended with the abandonment of the game following the latest in a series of showers.

Intermittent showers delayed the start by two and a quarter hours and after the action got going at 10:15 p.m. in a match reduced to 12 overs a side, the Tallawahs blazed to 116 for two in ten overs.

A sudden shower swept across the ground at 11:10 p.m., forcing match officials to abandon the contest half-hour later.

It was a disappointing end to the night after Chris Gayle treated a crowd of more than 5 000 to a typically entertaining display of power hitting in an unbeaten 47 off 20 balls that included five sixes.

Fellow opener Chadwick Walton weighed in with 25 off 21 balls while former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara cracked 25 from 14 balls.

The next match at Kensington Oval will feature Tridents and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Wednesday, starting at 8 p.m.

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