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 5:15pm and determined, after consultation with the curator, that there was no possibility of the ground being fit for play today. As a result therefore, the 2014 Pepsi IPL Qualifier 1 playoff 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.
Media can familiarise themselves with a briefing note on the relevant match playing conditions on http://www.iplt20.com/about/2014/match-playing-conditions/174/ipl-2014-playoff-matches-
Ticketholders who purchased tickets for the original match day will be able to enter the stadium on Wednesday on presentation of their original ticket (with the bar code intact) at the turnstiles. Gates will open at 2:00pm.
Refunds will only be made to ticket purchasers if the match is cancelled without a ball being bowled – on either of the original day or the reserve day as per the terms and conditions which are stipulated on the tickets.
If appropriate, a separate announcement will be made regarding the detailed procedures for obtaining a refund.
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 Bengaluru on Sunday 1 June 2014. Kolkata Knight Riders will play in the Qualifier 2 match on Friday 30 May 2014.