The International Cricket Council’s outgoing Chief Executive David Richardson has said that keeping a reserve day for every rain-affected World Cup match is practically impossible considering the length of the tournament.
The game between Pakistan and Australia game at Taunton on Wednesday could also be affected by rain and likewise for Thursday’s match between India and New Zealand at Trent Bridge. The mega event, which began on May 30, concludes on July 14.
“Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” Richardson said in a statement.
As per Met department’s report, UK is experiencing twice the average rainfall in June.
“This is extremely unseasonable weather. In the last couple of days we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the UK. In 2018, there was just 2 mm of rain in June but the last 24 hours alone has seen around 100mm fall in the south-east of England,” said the former South Africa wicketkeeper.