Melbourne may have a rainy day on 23rd Oct
India’s opening match of the 2022 T20 World Cup is Sunday’s highly anticipated match against Pakistan. However, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said a perfect match is unlikely to occur without delay.
According to the Bureau report, there will be a 90% chance of rain in Melbourne on Sunday,23rd Oct 2022 with showers most likely in the late afternoon and early evening, with some form of marquee matchup de-railing.
The neighboring countries’ cricketing battle is one of the sport’s most anticipated and is in a frenetic frenzy in Melbourne this year. The MCG is completely sold out for Sunday’s game, with over 100,000 people expected to be in stadiums that day, with hundreds of millions more watching from home. The Asian Cup matches between the two teams in August attracted a total of 133 million viewers in India and surpassed 200 million worldwide.
Expected rain on Sunday is a disaster for the fans waiting for the old rivals to meet and for the organizers and the ICC. According to the Daily Telegraph, spectators who purchased tickets for this event are entitled to a full refund if the number of overs is less than 10.
So, the ICC could have to reimburse nearly $7 million if the rain significantly delays the competition or cancels the match. Reserve days are allocated for the semi-finals and finals, but group games are rain-washed and each team has awarded points.
Recently, the final warm-up games against India and New Zealand in Brisbane and the final warm-up games against Bangladesh and South Africa in Albion were both ruled out by rain.