THE Malaysian Cricket Premier League resumes this weekend after a one-month break with Perak looking to seal a semi-final spot from Group A.
Wins over Tenaga Nasional and Terengganu at the Bayuemas Oval in Klang tomorrow and Sunday respectively will be good enough for Perak, who have eight points after winning both their matches so far, to advance to the last four.
Kedah, who lead Group A with 12 points after three wins, also look to be in a comfortable position as they prepare to face second-placed Penang, who have 11 points from four matches, on Sunday at the Kinrara Oval.
It is make-or-break time for Penang, who play their final preliminary round match, as only a win will keep them in contention for a semi-final place before Kedah and Perak meet next weekend.
The situation in Group B is clear cut with Armed Forces and Kuala Lumpur having already qualified for the semi-finals ahead of their eagerly awaited clash at the Royal Selangor Club in Bukit Kiara tomorrow.
Both teams are still unbeaten with Forces leading the standings with 11 points from three matches while KL have eight from two games.
The winners are assured of finishing top of Group A although this could also be a dress rehearsal for the final on June 3.
TOMORROW -- Group A: Terengganu v Negri Sembilan (Kinrara), Tenaga Nasional v Perak (Bayuemas); Group B: Kuala Lumpur v Armed Forces (RSC).
SUNDAY -- Group A: Terengganu v Perak (Bayuemas), Kedah v Penang (Kinrara). By Devinder Singh