India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo weather forecast: Will rain disrupt Asia Cup final? | cricket
The taunt in the run-up to the Super Four stage of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Colombo was the threat of rain. Suddenly, reports of a possible shift in location emerged, with a few even suggesting that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would like to organize the tournament in Pakistan, while a few others criticized the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) over scheduling the tournament in Sri Lanka at 12 :00 GMT. At a time when the island country receives heavy rains. But after an initial stumble, Colombo witnessed pleasant weather and some excitement as the continental event reached the final, a summit clash, where seven-time defending champions India face Sri Lanka for the title. But will rain play a spoilsport role in the 2023 Asian Cup final?
While the Super Four match between India and Pakistan went to the reserve day, the match between Babar Azam’s men and Sri Lanka was reduced to 42 overs. Except for these two matches, the Asia Cup in Colombo remained rain-free. Even in those matches, Colombo’s ground staff were excellent at their work, ensuring there were fewer extra casualties during the rain delay.
As India and Sri Lanka prepare for their blockbuster summit clash, their first-ever meeting in the final of a multi-nation event since the 2014 T20 World Cup, all eyes will be on the weather and whether spectators in Colombo, and those glued to their TVs, will be allowed to play a full match without… interruption.
What is the weather forecast in Colombo?
according to AccuWeatherThe weather forecast for Sunday is: “Cloudy; rain and thunderstorms in parts of the area in the morning followed by a few thunderstorms in the afternoon.” He also adds that there is a 90 percent chance of rain with a 54 percent chance of a thunderstorm.
Thunderstorms are expected at 10 a.m. local time, 1 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. The match is scheduled to start at three in the afternoon local time, and may witness a late start.
What will happen if the 2023 Asian Cup final is cancelled?
Just as the Super Four match between India and Pakistan had a reserve day, the Asia Cup final also has a reserve day, on September 18 (Monday). This means that if rain affects the match on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the reduction in overs will begin until the final time after which the match will be moved to reserve day. If a match starts on a reduced Sunday before being stopped due to rain again, proceedings on the reserve day will begin at the same point at which they were stopped on Sunday.
What will happen if the reserve day for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Final is also cancelled?
In such an unfortunate scene, both teams, India and Sri Lanka, will be declared joint winners. This would not be the first time that the final of a multi-nation event in Sri Lanka has led to such a result. In 2002, in the Champions Trophy final, India and Sri Lanka were declared the winners after the final match was soaked by rain.
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