In a repeat of the 1992 World Cup final, Pakistan will square off against England in the ICC T20 World Cup finals at the MCG on November 13. The winner of the match will lift their 2nd T20 World title, becoming the joint most successful team in the competition’s history.
Although, much to everyone’s disappointment, a rain threat looms over MCG on the day of the final. The meteorology department has predicted a thunderstorm and a 60% chance of rain on Sunday.
If that was not enough, then the rain also threatens to spoil the reserve day, which is Monday, November 14th. In fact, on Monday, there are higher chances of rain than Sunday. As per the weather department, there is an 80% chance of rain happening on Monday. The ICC T20 World Cup trophy will be shared if the match doesn’t take place.
The rain has been a spoilsport in this tournament. Melbourne has seen the most matches getting washed out without a ball being bowled.
According to the ICC rules, a minimum of 10 overs a side is needed to complete a final. Although, as per reports, ICC is ready to bend the rules to get the results. ICC organisers are mulling over increasing the allocated time to complete a match.
Also, the Marvel stadium in Melbourne, which has a retractable roof, cannot be used due to logistical issues.