Cape Town - The Durban Heat suffered a major blow in their bid to reach
the Mzansi Super League (MSL) play-offs after their penultimate match of the
regular season against basement side Jozi Stars was abandoned due to rain in
Johannesburg on Saturday.
Wet weather has struck Gauteng all week, taking out another
game just up the road between the Tshwane Spartans and the Stars on Thursday.
That result was a blow to the Centurion-based outfit, who
themselves lost ground in the race for the top three and now the Heat have
suffered the same fate.
In fact, the heavy rain meant the game at the Wanderers was always in doubt, with the match abandoned even before the toss
was scheduled midday.
The result, the fourth abandonment for the Durbanites,
leaves them on 20 points and with fate no longer in their own hands.
They must hope that the Spartans (21 points) fail to win
their final match against the Cape Town Blitz (17) on Sunday and then beat the
Stars in their return fixture in Durban on Tuesday.
Defending champions Jozi moved on to four points as a result
of Saturday’s outcome – their total coming from two washouts as they remain
without a win in 2019.