Weather has been playing spoilsport in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Four of the eighteen completed matches so far have been washed out.
India’s third match of the tournament against New Zealand was cancelled without a ball being bowled in Nottingham on Thursday.
Fans are now keeping a close eye on the weather in Manchester, the seat of India’s next match against arch rivals Pakistan which will be held on Sunday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has faced a lot of criticism for not keeping reserve days. However, ICC Chief Executive made it clear that it would have been a “logistical nightmare” to have reserve days for all the matches.
However, fans are hoping for nothing less than a full match when India meet Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday.
Whenever the two teams have met, it has always been a high voltage clash and things will be no different on Sunday as can be sensed from the build-up.
However, it is not happy news for cricket lovers. As far as the weather in Manchester on Sunday is concerned, reports predict overcast conditions throughout the day, with expected rainfall as the day progresses.
The reports also state that it will rain in Manchester on Friday, with Saturday being a little better.
Although the English weather is known to be fickle, fans will be hoping that rains stay away for India and Pakistan to have a full 50-over match.