New Delhi, Rains have already played spoilsport in four matches in the ongoing ICC World Cup in England. Ahead of the much awaited India-Pakistan match, the industrial city of Manchester was lashed out by a steady torrent on Friday where both the teams will meet.
The India-New Zealand match on Thursday in Nottingham was also marred by continuous drizzle. So, will the rains wash out India-Pakistan match also ?
The constant drizzle at the Old Trafford, made the lush green ground wet. But to one’s surprise, the sun came out at 10: 30am and the ground-staff rushed to the middle and began working on the ground by removing the covers.
The weather conditions gave ample amount of time to the ground-staff to work on the ground.
Talking about the weather forecast for Manchester for the next two days is mixed. Light showers for Saturday and Sunday are on the cards. While, on the match day, predictions say that the second-half of the game might be affected due to rains.
However, the improved weather on Friday have restored hopes of millions of cricket fans for a blockbuster match on Sunday.
The ground staff are of the opinion that if this weather condition prevail over the next two days, there shouldn’t be any problem with a full game.
The Pakistan team had to practice indoors because of the wet ground conditions while Mohammad Hafeez was seen inspecting the pitch. He also did some shadow practice in the middle of the pitch.