Pakistan v England, Melbourne Weather Forecast: What are the chances of rain in T20 World Cup Final?
The T20 World Cup Final between Pakistan and England is under rain threat. Persistent rain throughout the day could force the organisers to move onto the reserve day, which too does not look promising.
Pakistan will take on England in the T20 World Cup Final. (Credits: ICC)
By India Today Web Desk: The T20 World Cup 2022 has come down to the final between Pakistan and England but the summit clash in Melbourne on Sunday (November 13) is under rain threat.
The tournament has seen few matches getting affected by rain or abandoned without a ball being bowled, especially at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will host the final. Ahead of the showdown, 40 to 50 percent precipitation is expected in the capital of Victoria.
Although rain will reduce to 30 percent as the day progresses, in the evening heavy showers are expected in Melbourne. Persistent rain throughout the day could force the organisers to move onto the reserve day, which is also under the threat of rain, according to the Met Office.
The Event Technical Committee on November 12 changed the playing regulations to give the teams more time in case of rain interruptions on the final. The organisers have increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day.
Subsequently, an additional two hours have been added to the original provision of two hours in case more time is required to complete the match and get a result. The play needs to have 10 overs per side to constitute a match in the knockout stage. But if a 10-over-per-side contest does not take place, then Pakistan and England will be declared joint winners.
“Every effort will be made for the match to be completed on Sunday, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on Sunday will the match go into the reserve day. Play on the reserve day will begin at 15h00 and would be a continuation of play from the scheduled match day,” an ICC statement read.