IND vs PAK: 90% Chance Of Rain On India vs Pakistan Match Day

Updated - 21 Oct 2022, 03:09 PM

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India’s opening match in the 2022 T20 World Cup vs Pakistan is a highly awaited match. However, a complete match without any delays is unlikely to occur, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. 

The Bureau has indicated a 90% probability of rain in Melbourne on Sunday on their website, with the largest likelihood of showers occurring now estimated to occur in the late afternoon and early evening, which would certainly interfere in some way with the showpiece game. 

Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Credits: Twitter)
Melbourne Cricket Ground. (Credits: Twitter)

More Than 100,000 Spectators Anticipated For India vs Pakistan

One of the most eagerly awaited sporting rivalries, the subcontinental one is this year’s focus of excitement in Melbourne. The MCG is completely sold out for the game on Sunday, and more than 100,000 spectators are anticipated there as well as hundreds of millions more watching at home.

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In India alone, 133 million people watched the two sides’ August Asia Cup encounter, while 200 million people watched it worldwide. 

Rain on Sunday would be disastrous for everyone involved, including the organisers and the ICC as well as the spectators eager to watch the historic match.

Ticket Holders To Get Refund If Less Than 10 Overs Are Bowled

The Daily Telegraph reports that T20 World Cup ticket holders are entitled to a full refund if less than 10 overs of action take place. 

Thus, if heavy weather causes significant game delays or a washout, the ICC may be required to pay out close to $7 million in refunds. While reserve days are available for semifinals and championship games, group matches will be cancelled due to inclement weather, which will give one point to each team. 

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Rain recently caused the last warm-up game between India and New Zealand in Brisbane as well as the match between Bangladesh and South Africa in Albion to be called off without a result. 

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