Severe rain forced the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge match between the Sunfoil Dolphins and the Chevrolet Warriors to be abandoned at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Tuesday.
The downpours had begun on Sunday evening and continued through Monday and into the 24 hours building up to the game.
And it had hardly abated as the start time of 18h00 approached, leaving umpires Murray Brown and Marais Erasmus little choice but to call off the game shortly after 17h30.
Each team takes two points from the result, although it will be hardly pleasing for the title-chasing Eastern Cape franchise, who now have 22 points and may still need to win their final game depending on the outcome of Tuesday’s other match between the Nashua Titans and Chevrolet Knights.
A triumph in that game for the Pretoria franchise will put the Chevrolet Warriors through, but victory for the Central Franchise will leave Piet Botha’s side needing to win their last game against the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras to qualify.
The Chevrolet Warriors can still top the table. Victory over the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras coupled with defeat for the bizhub Highveld Lions against the already eliminated Sunfoil Dolphins will ensure that situation.