TNPL: Rain helps Madurai earn a point

Chennai: Heavy thunderstorms played spoil sport for the game between Lyca Kovai Kings and Madurai Super Giant at the NPR College Ground in Natham.

With the washout, MSG finally have opened their account on the points table. Kovai and Madurai split points after several inspections and two attempts at drying the wet outfield proved worthless. The game was officially called off at 9.45 pm.

No ball was bowled, not even the toss took place. For Murali Vijay however, his return to the league had to wait until the next outing for Kovai. Vijay has been away from tournaments since March this year due to injury.

Also, Kovai has not played a single game at the NPR ground. Kovai remains in sixth place with four points. They need to win their remaining couple of matches to qualify for the play-offs.

Madurai on the other hand, stay dead last. Kovai have two matches remaining at the MA Chidambaram Stadium against VB Thiruvallur Veerans and Ruby Trichy Warriors. Madurai’s last match is against the unstoppable Albert TuTi Patriots at Natham.


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