The OG Issa Plastics 25-Overs Cricket Tournamentâ€™s third-week encounter between MSC Orange and MSC Red ended abruptly at Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) in Limbe, Blantyre on Sunday following a downpour.
MSC Red remained with two wickets to finalise their batting in the first innings when, all of a sudden, heavy rains pounded the cricket field.
However, the Southern Region Cricket League (SRCL) has decided not to shift the game to a later date but to give a point to each of the teams so as not to spoil the nine-week deadline they set for winding up the 10-team competition.
â€œWe are strict on the deadline for wrapping up the contest and in such eventualities such as rains, this is what will be happening; the teams will be sharing the points,â€ said SRCL chairperson Shiraz Zaveri.
At the same venue earlier, MSC Grey made 211 runs to sink MSC Veterans to a second consecutive defeat by 17 runs and lead the 5-team Group A with six points. MSC Silver beat hosts Oriental Cricket Club (OCC) by 48 runs after making 221 runs to take the second slot.
MSC Blue remain at the summit of the log table in Group B with four points despite losing 115-114 runs to MSC Gold at the OCC last weekend. MSC Orange and MSC Red are now third and fourth respectively in this group with a point each.
According to OG Plastics managing director Abdul Wahab Jagot, who also plays for MSC Red, their talent search for the formation of their companyâ€™s all-star team will continue in the next games.