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Match Gets Abandoned Due To Unavailability Of DLS Sheets

Yes! Surely this is correct that a cricket match got abandoned due to unavailability of the DLS rule sheets. There were absolutely unbelievable scenes at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi during the Super League encounter between Team Abu Dhabi and Deccan Gladiators. After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Abu Dhabi posted 118 for 4 in 10 overs. 

Wayne Madsen, Luke Wright and Lewis Gregory contributed with vital cameos to push their team towards a pretty competitive first innings total. In the second half, Deccan Gladiators were 25 for 1 in 2.2 overs when the rains started to come down. After sometime, things looked to clear out and just when both the teams were ready to be back on the field, nobody was aware about the revised playing rules. 

The Abu Dhabi T10 League organizers failed big time as they could not provide the teams with the DLS sheets within the scheduled time and this forced the umpires to call off the game. Neither Abu Dhabi nor the Deccan Gladiators were clear about the laws or the playing conditions. Gladiators' opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad, who was unbeaten at 24 runs off just 8 balls, was not in a position to listen to anything as he was desperate to get into the field. 

The cricket fans seated at the stadium or watching the match on their television sets had not witnessed these farce scenes before. The whole situation occurred only due to the failure on the part of the T10 League organizers. Eventually, the two teams had to settle down with one point each and recover from this heartening situation.