Kanga League postponed for the second time due to excess rainfall
The only monsoon cricket league in the world, ‘Kanga League’ which is officially known as ‘Dr. H.D. Kanga Cricket League’ was due to kick start on July 9. The tournament was postponed as Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) felt there was a shortage of rainfall and the grounds were underprepared. The league was then supposed to start the following Sunday which was July 16. But again, the matches were cancelled and this time, the reason was 'excess of rainfall'.
All the matches of Dr. H.D. Kanga Cricket League 2017-2018 (A/B/E/F/G Division) to be played on Sunday, 16th July 2017 are WASHED OUT.— Mumbai Cricket (MCA) (@MumbaiCricAssoc) July 15, 2017
Kanga League secretary Deepak Patil justified MCA's decision and told Mid-Day that the league would begin on July 16 but that hasn't happened.
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Kanga League is played between July and August during the Indian monsoon season. The match can be totally unpredictable and to be playing in those conditions is really tough.
Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan have embraced the Kanga League as young players. Sachin Tendulkar’s son, Arjun Tendulkar has also participated in the league.
The ball can skid, bounce, keep low, turn anyhow in unpredictable form and make life for the batsmen really uncomfortable.
This one-of-a-kind cricket tournament is being delayed and local cricket fans aren’t really pleased about it. The question is, when will it really start?