On June 13, Thursday, the 18th match of the premier event of cricket is abandoned due to rain. Thus, with this, four matches got disrupted because of the unpredicted English weather. The match was to be played at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham between India and New Zealand. Each team were then given one point each. The unpredictable weather is further agitating the teams. However, the former England skipper Kevin Pietersen took a hilarious shot at the washed out games of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Three matches got cancelled this week as the weather keeps wreaking havoc in the round-robin game. This year’s event had even broken the past records of abandoned games in the year 1992 and 2003. Only two matches were left abandoned back in those years. And according to the weather predictors, nothing is going to change much. Even the most awaited India-Pakistan has dark clouds following them.
Kevin Pietersen mocks ICC World Cup 2019 as rain continues its havoc
Meanwhile, the teams facing the wrath of rain are commenting on not having reserve days for the league games.
The Bangladesh coach, Steve Rhodes has echoed his views to have reserve days for the league stage as well.
ICC said reserved days for the group stage and reasoned that having reserved days for the league will only lengthen the already lengthy event.
Amidst all the chaos of weather, games being abandoned, Pietersen finds the situation hilarious. He mocks the coveted cricket event by posting a picture on his Instagram account.
The picture shows the World Cup final being played underwater with the cricketers wearing scuba gears.
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The CEO of Cricket World Cup, Dave Richardson hushed the voices saying there’s no promise that it won’t rain on the reserve days as well.
Richardson said that in conducting one match, a team of about 1200 people work to run the game smoothly. The teams work closely to keep the fans updated, and that weather couldn’t be controlled. And, June is England’s third driest month.