CPL 2023: TKR, Patriots share points after rain forces no-result
Trinbago Knight Riders and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots had to settle for a fair share of the points, after persistent rainfall forced a no-result in the first day game of the 2023 Republic Bank Caribbean Premier League on Saturday.
Only three overs were possible in Match Three of the tournament at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Patriots won the toss and opted the bowl first, a decision that brought rewards before the rain came and halted proceeding.
Debutant Zimbabwean Blessing Muzarabani had Martin Guptill caught off a no-ball, but the New Zealander was subsequently bowled by birthday boy Sheldon Cottrell for 11 as TKR reached 19-1.
Opener Mark Deyal (2*) and Chadwick Walton (1*) were at the crease when they players were forced off the field.
TKR: Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Mark Deyal, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (capt), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Kadeem Alleyne, Jayden Seales
Patriots: Evin Lewis (capt), Andre Fletcher (wk), Corbin Bosch, Sherfane Rutherford, Ambati Rayudu, Joshua Da Silva, George Linde, Dominic Drakes, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Blessing Muzarabani
Match Four on Saturday will see St. Lucia Kings up against Guyana Amazon Warriors from 19:00h.