IPL 2014, Qualifier 1 postponed to the 28th of May at 4PM

Following the heavy rain in Kolkata over the last two days, the umpires made an early inspection of the ground at the Eden Gardens at 5:15 pm and determined, after consultation with the curator, that there was no possibility of the ground being fit for play today. As a result, the 2014 Pepsi IPL Qualifier 1 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.

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.

The 28th of May will now be  a double header featuring both the Qualifier 1 at 4.00 pm and the Eliminator between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at 8.00 pm.