Potential bad news for cricket fans
The stage is set for a highly-anticipated clash between Pakistan and India in the Asia Cup 2023. However, the excitement surrounding the match might be dampened by the looming threat of heavy thunderstorms predicted for Saturday in Kandy. According to the latest weather report from the BBC, there is a substantial 70 percent chance of rain on September 2 in the picturesque city.
The forecast for Kandy reveals a day blanketed in thick cloud cover, with the possibility of rain extending throughout the day. The weather outlook for the region indicates a continuation of cloudy conditions accompanied by light to moderate rainfall until September 8. Adding to the concern, heavy rain is also anticipated on the night of Friday leading into early Saturday morning. This raises the possibility of a delayed start to the much-awaited encounter between the cricketing neighbors.
The historical context of this match adds to its significance. India and Pakistan only face each other in events organized by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) or the International Cricket Council (ICC). As anticipation builds, the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is gearing up to host this crucial showdown.
Reflecting on their recent encounters, the memory of the T20 World Cup 2022 comes to mind. In that thrilling match, the team led by Rohit Sharma from India emerged victorious against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await this latest chapter in the rivalry, the looming weather uncertainty adds an element of suspense to an already heated contest.