NOTTINGHAM: The frustrating English climate ultimately caught up with the Indian crew as their third World Cup sport in opposition to Fresh Zealand turned into called off with out a ball being bowled on Thursday.
Fresh Zealand personal seven components from four games while India now personal 5 from three with the next sport in opposition to Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday.
Incidentally, the climate Gods are threatening to play spoilsport over there too.
Sadly, India’s #CWC19 sport in opposition to Fresh Zealand has been called off as a result of the rain 😭. The components personal bee… https://t.co/aEZ0usrtRm
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 1560434462000
The toss turned into delayed as a result of inclement climate and within the head it never took space. An inspection turned into to happen at 3 pm IST, the scheduled initiate time, nonetheless turned into delay after it started raining but again.
The outfield turned into ideal-wanting wet after heavy showers within the past two days.
The match has been called off. 1 level every for both teams 🌧️🌧️ Thanks to the entire followers who came out in numbers… https://t.co/5oIV2jNrjb
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1560434584000
The umpires had one final inspection at 7:30 pm IST sooner than taking the resolution to desert the match.
This turned into the fourth such sport within the ongoing tournament that has now not yielded any result, one thing that can undoubtedly expand ICC’s effort.
Whereas both the teams allotment a level every, the best difficulties of now not having a reserve day as acknowledged by the ICC CEO David Richardson is undoubtedly leaving the followers, in particular the Indians high and dry.
Floor crew working laborious to prepare the pitch all over rain destroy. (Reuters Photo)
The ICC refunds tickets if a single ball is now not bowled nonetheless the hundreds of followers who personal supplied overpriced tickets from a third event are definite to lose money.
“I personal paid 800 GBP (greater than 70k INR) for a ticket. I am losing a bunch of money. The sad market rate for a Pakistan sport is 2000 GBP. I will be able to’t manage to pay for that,” acknowledged a application engineer who has contrivance the entire manner from Singapore.
The broadcasters, nonetheless, can heave a declare of reduction because the entire matches are insured and they can develop up for losses.