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T20 World Cup: Rain likely to washout India vs Pakistan match on October 23

New Delhi: The whole world is talking about India vs Pakistan which will be played on October 23 in Melbourne. But if the news reports are to be believed, the game is heading for a washout at MCG. The all-important opening match between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan is set to take place this weekend, […]

Edited By : Megha Mittal | Updated: Dec 14, 2022 16:28 IST
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New Delhi: The whole world is talking about India vs Pakistan which will be played on October 23 in Melbourne. But if the news reports are to be believed, the game is heading for a washout at MCG.

The all-important opening match between the arch-rivals India and Pakistan is set to take place this weekend, but reports show that the Australian metropolis is all set to have heavy rainfall from October 21 onwards. There is also a 65 percent chance of rain on that particular day.

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It may rain during India vs Pakistan

According to reports, no rain is expected for the next two days. While there is a zero percent chance of rain on October 19, Melbourne might receive some drizzle on Thursday night. However, the rain is expected to make its presence feel for the next three days.

There is a 96% chance that it might rain on October 21 (Friday) and the same weather might remain on October 22 (Saturday). The city is also expected to receive heavy rainfall on October 23 (Sunday). In any case, there will be 100% cloud cover which might help the seamers to get some swing and seam from the Melbourne pitch.

Political tensions between India and Pakistan heated up

The match will be the third such meeting between the arch-rivals in less than two months after they recently met in Asia Cup twice. Nevertheless, the recent political tensions between the two countries may heat up the rivalry between the fans, especially after Jay Shah’s Asia Cup 2023 remarks.

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It was on Tuesday, BCCI secretary Jay Shah made it clear that it will not send its team to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. Furthermore, this has drawn an angry response from the Pakistani side with PCB chief Ramiz Raja saying they will pull out from the 2023 World Cup in India.

Shah told the media, “The Asia Cup 2023 will be held at a neutral venue. I am saying this as ACC President. We [India] can’t go there [to Pakistan], they can’t come here. In the past also, Asia Cup has been played at a neutral venue.”

Responding to Shah’s statements, Raja responded with harsh tactics, “The PCB is now prepared to take hard decisions and play hardball because it is also aware that the ICC and ACC events will have to face commercial liabilities and losses if Pakistan does not play India in these multi-team events.”

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First published on: Oct 19, 2022 02:18 PM IST

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