Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) persistent efforts have borne fruit as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has granted a reserve day for the much-anticipated India-Pakistan match.
Rain Woes in Sri Lanka
Relentless heavy rains in Sri Lanka have raised concerns about match disruptions, with the Sri Lanka Meteorological Department forecasting further downpours in the coming days, potentially affecting the tournament’s final.
PCB’s Reservations Addressed
PCB had voiced objections regarding the adverse weather forecast and sought compensation for any rain-related damage during the Asia Cup. Following these reservations and objections, ACC has decided to allocate a reserve day.
Reserve Day in Effect
A reserve day has designated for the Asia Cup clash between Pakistan and India, scheduled for September 10. If the match has interrupted on September 10, it will resume on September 11 from where it left off.
Potential Back-to-Back Matches for India
Should the reserve day utilized, India face the challenge of back-to-back matches, as their encounter against Sri Lanka has slated for September 12.
Rain Contingency Plans
In the event that the India-Pakistan match on September 11 has also hindered by rain, and the scheduled Sri Lanka-India match on September 12 suffers the same fate, Pakistan advance directly to the final. The second finalist determined by a coin toss.
Joint Winners in Case of Rain-Affected Final
If the rain continues to disrupt the Asia Cup and impacts the final scheduled for September 17, both finalist teams declared joint winners.