It is not pleasant in England. English weather is as bad as it could be. There is no silver lining in the dark clouds that have disheartened the cricket lovers all over the world.
World Cup of any game is a big event in the world of sports. FIFA World Cup is the biggest event with 32 nations battling for the soccer glory. ICC used to have 12 countries for the event but this time to make contests more interesting the list was cut down to 10. Everyone one was looking for closing nail-biting encounters. But all of us forgot to calculate the most important player; the English weather.
England & Wales should not have ruled out the possibility of rain affecting the game of cricket. What’s the point of a world event if teams are not playing? Pakistan VS Sri Lanka was the first causality of the persistent rain in Bristol. The match was abandoned without a single ball being bowled.
Then comes South Africa VS West Indies. Luckily the match begins. After few overs it starts to drizzle and the two teams come back to the pavilion. The match ends with no result. West Indies and South Africa share a point each. Next match, Bangladesh VS Sri Lanka was again disturbed by rain. The weather was too bad that not a single ball was bowled.
Dark clouds are hovering over Taunton Ground. According to forecasts there can be heavy or moderate showers later in the day. Pakistan VS Australia can be affected by rain. Pakistan cannot afford to lose a point, if it does, the team will remain at the bottom of the points table. Pakistan’s next match against India, the mother of all matches, can also be disturbed by rain.
English weather has ruined the excitement and thrill of the World Cup. The organizers of the world cup should have kept the rain factor into consideration. There should have been alternate days in case a game is washed out by rain. In the current format losing a point can be crucial for any time to make it to the top 4.