T20 World Cup: Rain may lead to shortened India-Pakistan match | Cricket News


MELBOURNE: The much-anticipated marquee clash between India and Pakistan could have an anti-climactic ending as ‘rain gods’ threaten to play spoilsport in the Super 12 clash of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.
According to the local Met department, there is an 80 to 90 percent chance of rainfall, the volume of which could be between 1 mm to 5 mm.

There is also a thunderstorm forecast, which however is a low 13 percent.
On Friday night there were heavy showers in Melbourne and something like that could spell doom for the cricket fans on Sunday.
However, the locals, who have a good idea about changing weather, are confident that even if the heavens open, there could still be a shortened game.


The MCG is expected to be full of at least 85 to 90 percent Indian fans and a no match situation will simply break their hearts.
This is not the first time that a T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan has been threatened by rain.
In 2016, the two neighboring countries at the Gardens of Eden and a sharp evening shower and puddles of water in the outfield were a major concern.

However, the revamped drainage system at the Eden did the trick.
Should such a situation arise, the Victoria state cricket body is well equipped with sufficient resources to deal with the situation.
Since the advertising revenue generated for this game surpasses all other games, the broadcasters incur losses if an India-Pakistan match is not held. In such a scenario, Victoria State Cricket Body may have to refund the full price of tickets as per terms and conditions.


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