There is a big threat of rain on the match between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy on Saturday.
IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023 Weather Report: One of the biggest matches of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on Saturday, there is a big threat of rain. Heavy rain is expected over the next few days in the southern part of Sri Lanka. This fact was reported to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and as a result, Dambulla was offered as an alternative venue in place of Kandy. According to Saturday’s weather report, there is a 70 per cent chance of rain, which makes it look like the match is unlikely to take place.
Weather conditions in Kandy
India’s next two matches, against Pakistan and Nepal, are scheduled to be held in Kandy on Saturday and Monday. According to the Meteorological Department, the probability of rain during India vs Pakistan in Kandy is currently around 70 percent. Rain is expected at 2:30 pm (half an hour before the start of the match) which may delay the toss and ultimately the match and if the rain continues there is a possibility of the match being abandoned.
What will happen if India vs Pakistan match is cancelled?
The only saving grace is that it is a 50-over contest and the ground staff will get plenty of time to try their best to ensure that the match is completed. If the match is interrupted by rain, be prepared for a 20-over contest between the two sides. But if this is also not possible then the points will be divided between India and Pakistan. Pakistan will automatically enter the Super 4 stage, as they have already defeated the other Group A team, Nepal. India will have to defeat Nepal in their group match to advance to the next round.
What is the current status of Pallekele Stadium?
Ahead of the India vs Pakistan Group A match on Saturday, home team Sri Lanka are set to open their Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh in a Group B match at the same venue on Thursday. According to the Indian Express report, due to rain and wet outfield, there is every possibility of that match to be stopped. It has become difficult for the ground staff to prepare the ground due to incessant rains and inclement weather for the last three days. However, there is a good news that bright sunlight is visible in the morning pictures.
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