Cape Town - The Durban Heat failed to deliver any heat and instead had
rain ruin their Mzansi Super League (MSL) opener against the Tshwane Spartans
at Kingsmead on Saturday.
Seasonal wet weather throughout the week building up to the
game meant that a damp outfield was already in place when the players arrived.
The toss was initially delayed due to the field not being
dry enough, and, when the heavens opened again shortly after 13:00, it left
umpires Allahudien Paleker and Adrian Holdstock with little choice but to call
off the game.
It was a disappointing outcome, particularly after the
spectacular start to MSL 2.0 on Friday when the Cape Town Blitz edged defending
champions the Jozi Stars in a high-scoring thriller in Johannesburg.
The Heat and the Spartans take two points each from the
game, with the hosts next in action when they are at home to the Paarl Rocks
The visitors take on the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on Wednesday.