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Rain dampening CWC enthusiasm

June 13, 2019 00:00:00

Like millions of cricket-lovers across the world, I was eagerly waiting for the Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka that was scheduled to be held at Bristol on June 11, 2019. But the weather turned really bad since the previous night in Bristol. It began to pour and later the match was called off. The points were distributed equally between the two teams.

This is frustrating not only for the players but also for the fans. The Cricket World Cup is organised after every four years. Fans wait eagerly for it during this time. So when the tournament actually starts, they want to watch all the matches scheduled for it.

During this World Cup tournament, being held in England and Wales, already three matches have been washed-out by rain. As the inclement weather continues to persist in many parts of England and Wales, more matches are likely to suffer the same fate.

Under the circumstances, the International Cricket Council (ICC) could introduce a reserve day for every match. Though having a reserve day will need a lot of preparation from the ICC side and also raise the cost of the tournament, this will have the audiences glued to their seats.

Mohammed Sohel Hara

Banasree, Dhaka


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