India vs New Zealand Weather Report: The Sportsrush present before you weather details for India’s match vs New Zealand.
England is notoriously renowned for its inclement weather during this time for the year and June 2019 has been no different. With widespread rainfall lashing several parts of the country, we’ve already had two abandoned matches and the one being curtailed midway, giving us three matches with no result up till now.
And Sri Lanka have been the side most afflicted by the incessant rainfall with two of their matches being abandoned without even the toss being held. Both the incidents occurred at the County Ground, Bristol, making it the first ever World Cup to see two matches being abandoned.
The other encounter which failed to give a result was at the Rose Bowl, Southampton with only 7.3 overs possible in South Africa’s first innings before rain wrecked havoc. Only in the second week of the quadrennial event, we’ve had the most number of matches ending without a result with the 3 surpassing the two each of the 1992 and 2003 editions.
No wonder ABdV said the IPL is better than the World Cup.
— Dennistralia (@DennisCricket_) June 11, 2019
India vs New Zealand Weather Report
The Indian cricket team looks set to become the latest side to face the brunt of incessant rainfall with the Trent Bridge, their location for their encounter against New Zealand becoming the latest stadium to come under the rain’s siege.
Both Tuesday and Wednesday saw dark clouds keep hovering in the city, leading to subsequent rainfall which lead to India cancelling their practice session. New Zealand took to conducting their practice inside the indoor facilities.
And there seems to be no respite from the murk weather conditions with a heavy influx of cold wind accompanying the rainfall to make the viewing an extremely sombre one. The rain is relentless, refusing the go away and with a 70% chance of precipitation on Thursday as well, the chances of India’s match being abandoned are looking extremely likely.
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) June 12, 2019
How ICC reacted?
Meanwhile, the ICC who have come under heavy flak have maintained to their firm stand of not having any reserve days for the league stage matches. Citing organizing issues and the hectic schedule, the governing council said it was improbable for them to have extra days in circumstances which are prevalent at the moment.
“Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” Richardson said.
“It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly the spectators who in some instances have traveled hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either,” he added.