Torrential rain may spoil India-Pakistan match on Saturday

Sudipta / 18 March 2016

The search for a ticket for the India-Pakistan match is immense. Many people who registered online for the tickets are still fumbled as ICC has not come up with any statement regarding the availability of tickets online. However, tickets for the match are available in the black market.

But, those who get the tickets for the game has no reason to feel proud as Kolkata metrological department has made a forecast for a heavy shower on Saturday evening that means rain might play spoilsport.

India have already lost the first match and if this match is a washout due to rain then India’s chances to qualify for semi-final will be bleak as the points will be shared.

Meanwhile, there is a forecast of rain and thunderstorm at Dharamshala where Australia will launch their World T20 campaign against New Zealand. If this match is also abandoned due to rain, or any other reason for that matter, then India’s chance to qualify for the semifinals will be ruined as New Zealand will keep their top two finish safe and Australia will be at third position while India with little bit better run rate will be ahead of Bangladesh in 4th.

After March 19 match, India will have two group matches to play against Australia and Bangladesh.

However, the search for a ticket for the Indo-Pak match caused a broken ticket counter at the Eden Gardens.

The crisis happened after this match was shifted to Kolkata from Dharamshala as Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh said that his government will not provide security for the match.

Then the match shifted to Kolkata at the eleventh hour, hence many people who have already booked the ticket for the match was assured by ICC that they would get the money back.

For the match at Eden Gardens, ICC conducted a lottery where millions of fans registered online for the ticket, but on the eve of the match, there is no news for the ticket till now. Now, if the match does not happen then the excitement fo the WT20 will dampen. Adding more woes, the “Earth Day” will be observed so people watching the match on TV might switch Tv sets off for one hour.