The highly anticipated India vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2019 match will take place on Sunday, June 16 at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. With just one day to go for the marquee clash, fans from both sides are praying for the weather to clear in Manchester.
One of the most anticipated clashes in the ICC World Cup 2019, India vs Pakistan, is very likely to get affected by rain, as light showers are predicted in the second half. The Manchester weather report for June 16 reports light showers. Even today, on June 15, there is heavy rain in the region.
Reportedly, weather forecasting platform AccuWeather has predicted chances of rains in Greater Manchester on June 16 where the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, the venue of the India-Pakistan match is situated.
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03:30 PM | The weather forecast suggests that rain should arrive in an hour or so
02:10 PM | According to the latest forecast rain is now more than 1.5 hours away
01:00 PM | Weather remains fine; mild showers expected later
The weather remains fine with no prediction of heavy rain later in the day. However, mild showers are supposed to interrupt the game in between.
11:00 AM | Chances of rain later during the day
Clouds can be seen hanging around in Manchester as the world awaits the start of India vs Pakistan. There are chances of rain later in the day
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Rain has been dominating force in the 2019 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup with four games already being affected washed out. India’s third match of the campaign against New Zealand was called off with out the toss taking place in Nottingham on Thursday.
Previously, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka and South Africa vs West Indies matches were abandoned due to poor weather in England.
This will be the seventh World Cup clash between India and Pakistan with the former emerging victorious on all the six previous encounters between the two.
Three games are fully washed out in the first two weeks of the World Cup in England and Wales, which have dealt a severe blow of Rs 180 crore to the insurance companies as they had to pay to various stakeholders in terms of compensation. Now, the threat looms large on several more, including the most precious India-Pakistan match on Sunday.