Nottingham, where the game will be played, has been witnessing heavy rains since Monday, with many forecasting that the match will have a delayed the start.
However, BCCI’s twitter handle has given an important update over things to expect from the 18th World Cup match.
Hello and welcome to the Trent Bridge. Slightly dark at the moment, but no rain 🤞. Parts of the ground under cover at the moment. pic.twitter.com/nbFR0AQiPh-- Advertisement --
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2019
The tweet says that although there are dark clouds, there is NO rain at the moment. However, it also says that parts of the pitch is covered.
The Nottingham area has been under a yellow alert ( meaning the weather could worsen) since Monday, casting a big doubt over India’s third World Cup game against New Zealand.
Reports in the local media further confirm the fact that continued rains will take place well past midnight on Wednesday.
The rain Gods also interrupted in the Indian team’s practice session with wet pitches and gloomy, limiting their net sessions on the eve of the New Zealand encounter.
According to David Richardson, the CEO of ICC, the UK is facing one of its most unseasonable weather.
Eminently reasonable and sensible statement from David richardson about reserve days… pic.twitter.com/udAJPnVxlz
— simon hughes (@theanalyst) June 11, 2019
What I think works in such fickle weather is matches spilling over into the next day. This was the rule in 1983: remember India beating West Indies in their opening match at Old Trafford on the second morning after rain intervened on first day
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 13, 2019