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.