The Ryobi Cup match between Queensland and Tasmania, due to be played at the Gabba on Sunday, has been abandoned due to torrential rain.
The chances of play looked bleak from the start of the day as ex-tropical cyclone Oswald moved down the Queensland coast, and lashing winds and heavy rain showed no signs of letting up into the afternoon.
The match referee and umpires officially cancelled the fixture at 4pm local time, when there was no longer time to complete the amount of overs required to constitute a match, but in reality play was never likely.
The Bulls and the Tigers will both be awarded two points each, a result which does not suit either side.
Both teams desperately needed to notch a win as they attempt to catch competition leaders, the Bushrangers (19 points) and the Redbacks (18).
The Bulls (15 points) remain in third place on the ladder, while the Tigers' (11) prospects of reaching the final are even fainter after the Gabba washout.
Both teams have two matches remaining to chase down a finals place.
Queensland next face the Warriors at the Gabba on February 2 before travelling to Victoria to take on the Bushrangers.
The Tigers, meanwhile, must defeat both New South Wales and the Warriors away from home to stand any chance of overtaking the teams above them on the ladder.
First Posted 27 January, 2013 6:28PM AEST