Rain prevented play on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy semifinal between Punjab and Karnataka at the PCA Stadium here on Saturday.

Overnight rain and bad light delayed the start. Covers were taken off for a while even as the sun shone and chances of play in the afternoon looked bright.

But a short shower compelled the umpires, Sudhir Asnani and Subrata Das, to call off the day’s play at 1.35 p.m.

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