Pakistan in danger of getting knocked out of T20 World Cup as heavy rainfall causes flooding in Florida

Published - 13 Jun 2024, 11:16 PM | Updated - 13 Jun 2024, 11:19 PM

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Weather could have a big impact on the three Group A games, scheduled to take place in Florida in the coming days. The weather forecast ahead of the crucial games of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is not promising at all.

According to reports, a tropical disturbance has brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida, including in Broward County where the venue for the matches - in Lauderhill - is located. Torrential rain lashed the region on Wednesday (June 12) and the officials have already warned the residents to steer clear of "life-threatening flooding".

Due to the alarming weather conditions, a total of 284 flights out of or into the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport airport had been canceled till Wednesday evening. In such a scenario, it would not be very surprising if all three games fail to take place in Florida in the coming days.

The venue has already witnessed a washout as the game between Nepal and Sri Lanka earlier this week could not take place. The next three games at the venue are - USA vs Ireland, Canada vs India, and Ireland vs Pakistan. With the forecast suggesting heavy rain, all three games are in danger of getting washed out.

Pakistan in danger of getting knocked out:

Pakistan could be the worst-hit side if the remaining games in Florida are indeed washed out. India have already booked their spot in the Super 8s from Group A while Pakistan, USA, Canada, and Ireland are in contention for the one remaining spot. Of the four teams, the USA are in the driver's seat with four points while Pakistan and Canada have two points from three games. Ireland, on the other hand, have lost both their games so far.

Pakistan can go to the next round if they win their last game against Ireland and the latter manage to beat the USA. However, if either of those two games are washed out, USA will advance to the Super 8s. There are no reserve days for the group stage in the T20 World Cup and Pakistan will be desperately hoping that rain stays away for the upcoming games.

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