Terrible news for Asian cricket fans
Fans may once again be in for disappointment as the Pakistan-India one-day match in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup on Sunday faces the looming threat of rain, as indicated by various weather forecasts.
A previous encounter between Pakistan and India on September 2 at the Pallakele Stadium in Sri Lanka was washed out due to rain, leaving fans and players waiting in anticipation. The Green Shirts were denied their chance to bat as the Indian side was bowled out for 266 in the 49th over, thanks to a superior display of Pakistani pace bowling.
The upcoming match is scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm (PST), but AccuWeather, a reputable forecaster, has predicted unfavorable conditions in Colombo. According to AccuWeather, the day may start with some sun, but it is likely to turn cloudy with the possibility of thunderstorms, especially later in the day. They forecast a high 90 percent chance of precipitation, with a 54 percent probability of thunderstorms during the daytime.
As the night falls, the temperature is expected to drop by 5 degrees, and considerable cloud cover will bring "showers and thunderstorms." AccuWeather predicts a 96 percent chance of rain with a 58 percent probability of thunderstorms at night.
Another weather agency, World Weather Online, anticipates moderate rain during the day at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo, where the high-stakes match is set to take place. Early morning on match day is expected to see moderate rain with an 82 percent chance of 0.3mm of rain falling at 2 pm local time, just before the match commences. The forecast includes multiple patches of moderate rain and thunder throughout the day.
According to Weather.com, there is a high 93 percent probability of rain during the day and an even higher 97 percent probability during the night. They predict thunderstorms throughout the day, with the temperature ranging from 25 to 29 degrees Celsius.