The IND vs PAK Match on Sept 10, might get cancelled. Here is the Reason Why! Cricket fans in India and Pakistan received disappointing news this week as the highly anticipated match between the two rivals on September 10th is under threat of being rained out. The match is part of the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 stage and is set to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for Colombo on that day does not look promising. Meteorologists are predicting a high chance of heavy rainfall throughout the day which could lead to interruptions and possibly even a washout of the match.
This would be a repeat of what happened during the first Ind vs Pak match of the Asia Cup on September 2nd.
That game, played in Pallekele, saw only one innings completed before officials had to call off play due to persistent showers. With the teams sharing a point each, fans missed out on a full exciting contest.
It appears the wet weather has followed the players on their trip from Pallekele to Colombo. The Super 4 matches and tournament final are scheduled to be held in Colombo.
However, the forecasted downpours for September 10 may force the match to face multiple delays and stoppages.
In hopes of avoiding similar washouts, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board has urgently written to the Asian Cricket Council requesting that the remaining Asia Cup matches be shifted to Hambantota. They believe the weather there looks more promising to complete full uninterrupted games.
IND vs PAK Weather Report, Colombo on September 10, 2023
According to AccuWeather, Colombo has a 90% chance of heavy rain throughout the day on September 10th. The likelihood increases to 99% around the afternoon, when the toss is scheduled to take place with temperatures around 28 degrees Celsius.
In the evening when play is set to begin, the rain probability drops slightly to 80% but humidity remains dangerously high at 89%. These conditions will make it extremely difficult for any meaningful cricket to take place.
The teams and fans will be desperately hoping the weather gods relent and allow for an exciting full contest. But as of now, it looks like they may have to settle for another shortened rain-affected match between the bitter rivals.