By a Special Correspondent
The high voltage game between table toppers Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans was called off due to persistent rain and wet outfield, leaving a packed Sharjah stadium frustrated on Friday.
The two umpires — Aleem Dar of Pakistan and Rainmore Martinez called off the match when rain continued at the cut off time of 6:17.
Pakistani expats had thronged the stadium in anticipation of watching a close match between the hitherto unbeaten Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans. When the two teams reached they were welcomed by a light drizzle as Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim won the toss and opted to bat first.
But when the two umpires — Pakistan’s Aleem dar and Sri Lankan Rainmore Martimnez – walked in to start the match they were only forced to order for the covers.
There were three more inspection as groundsmen tried to soak the outfield but persistent rain failed them.
The other jolt for the big crowd would have been the absence of popular allrounder Shahid Afridi of Karachi Kings who was due to miss the match with a knee problem.
Lahore Qalandars will face Islamabad United in the second match of the day which is also threatened by rain.