Indian National Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is also disappointed by rain playing a spoilsport in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales, just like all other cricket fans.
Until now, three matches have been called off in the tournament due to persistent rain and the weather predictions for the upcoming matches — including that of the highly-awaited match between India and Pakistan is not quite good.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor expressed either England should be banned from hosting cricket tournaments until the climate change problem across the world is solved or the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) takes action and invests in covered stadiums.
“With three washouts already (and more due this week), World Cup 2019 is becoming a damp squib. Should England be banned from hosting cricket tournaments until the world solves climate change or the MCC invests in covered stadia? Their summers are increasingly turning into monsoons!” said the Congress leader.
Here is the tweet:
With three washouts already (&more due this week), #WorldCup2019 is becoming a damp squib. Should England be banned from hosting cricket tournaments until the world solves climate change or the MCC invests in covered stadia? Their summers are increasingly turning into monsoons!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 11, 2019
After the match between South Africa and West Indies was washed out on Monday, not a single ball could be bowled in the Sri Lanka-Bangladesh game in Bristol on Tuesday, making the ongoing event, having the most number of washouts in a single season.
On June 7, the tie between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was also cancelled without even one ball being bowled.
International Cricket Council (ICC) has been criticized by several fans for having reserve days for group stage matches. However, the ICC has defended their position and blamed the disturbance and disruptions on “extremely unseasonable weather”.