Durban – Following consistent torrential rain throughout the week, the Mzansi Super League match between the Durban Heat and the Paarl Rocks at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday.
The unprecedented rains that have lashed the East Coast over the past five days meant that the outfield was too wet for play and the umpires were forced to call the game off.
That is the second game on the bounce that the Heat has lost to the elements and will take a further two points into their third game on Sunday.
Sunday’s clash will see the Heat face last year’s losing finalists the Cape Town Blitz in Durban.
The Blitz currently sit on top of the MSL log with two wins and a loss from their three games so far in the competition.
The Blitz put in an impressive performance against the Jozi Stars on Thursday at Newlands when they beat the defending champions by 15 runs.
The Heat will be keen to get themselves on the board properly on Sunday against a strong Cape Town side.
Tickets are available at the Stadium ticket office and at www.ticketpros.co.za
Gates open at 09:00 with the match starting at 10:00.
More information can be found at www.durbanheat.co.za.
Durban Heat Squad:
Andile Phehlukwayo, Alex Hales, David Miller (retained player), Dane Vilas, Ravi Bopara, Keshav Maharaj (retained player), Kyle Abbott (retained player), Khaya Zondo (retained player), Marco Jansen, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee (retained player), Malusi Siboto, Prenelan Subrayen, Wihan Lubbe, Shaun von Berg, Wesley Marshall.
DURBAN HEAT FIXTURES
Sunday, November 17: 10h00, Durban Heat v Cape Town Blitz, Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium
Thursday, November 21: 17h30, Tshwane Spartans v Durban Heat, SuperSport Park
Saturday, November 23: 12h30, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Durban Heat, St. George’s Park
Thursday, November 28: 17h30, Cape Town Blitz v Durban Heat, Newlands
Saturday, November 30: 12h30, Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium
Wednesday, December 4: 17h30, Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat, Eurolux Boland Park
Saturday, December 7: 12h30, Jozi Stars v Durban Heat, Imperial Wanderers Stadium
Tuesday, December 10: 17h30, Durban Heat v Jozi Stars, Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium
Friday, December 13: 17h30, Play-off, 2nd v 3rd
(reserve day if required on Saturday, December 14, 12h30)
Monday, December 16: 17h30, Final
(reserve day if required on Tuesday, December 17, 17h30)