Isn't it ironic ...
"the weather was the most important factor" in the decision to move the IPL to South Africa instead of to England.
According to Vijay Mallya, the owner of the Royal Challengers team (and of Kingfisher Beer):
"I guess weather conditions clinched the issue for South Africa. In England, there were chances that matches would have been rained off. Both teams sharing the point affects the competitiveness of the event."
Today the game in Durban was rained off. In England it was bright and sunny all day.