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PSL 9 Match 17th Update | Rain Washes Out Zalmi vs Qalandars hopes

Rain Washes Out Zalmi vs Qalandars hopes

As the cricket fever continues at PSL 9, an unexpected guest has arrived – rain. The much-anticipated clash between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars is facing a delay due to persistent drizzle, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

As of now, the weather conditions are far from favorable. The local time cut-off for the match is 4:47 pm, and with the rain refusing to let up, the chances of starting the game seem slim. The ground staff, working tirelessly, faces an uphill battle against the worsening weather forecast, with even the second match of the day under doubt.

Currently, the umpires are in the middle, examining the outfield alongside the ground staff. Both teams, including key players like Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, have made their way to the field, hopeful for any positive updates. The covers are on, but the relentless drizzle persists, making it challenging to predict when the action will commence.

In an earlier attempt at inspection around 2:30 pm local time, the umpires assessed the outfield, and the ground staff hustled to tackle the wet conditions. However, the situation remains grim, with the rain refusing to relent.

The weather saga unfolds against the backdrop of a dark sky, with lights on at the stadium. The covers are being cautiously removed, and the ground staff employs super soppers to address the wet outfield. Unfortunately, the chances of play appear scarce as the drizzle persists, accompanied by lightning and dark clouds.

The unfortunate news from Rawalpindi adds to the challenge, as rain has been sporadic since yesterday, leaving the square fully covered and the outfield thoroughly soaked.

Switching focus to the teams, Peshawar Zalmi has shown resilience in the tournament. Despite losing their initial two matches, they bounced back with three consecutive victories. Captain Babar Azam has been a standout performer, leading the run charts with an impressive 330 runs in five matches.

On the flip side, defending champions Lahore Qalandars find themselves in a tough spot, having yet to secure a victory in this edition. With six matches played and six losses, they are at the bottom of the points table, seeking a turnaround in fortunes.

As the cricketing community eagerly awaits updates, the prevailing sentiment is one of hope for a break in the rain, allowing fans to witness the much-anticipated clash between Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars. 

Stay tuned for further updates! We’ll keep you posted on any developments regarding the match and the impact of the rain on the tournament schedule.