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Has the ICC World Cup 2019 Schedule made Justice?

Has the ICC World Cup 2019 Schedule made Justice?

The Public claims to be angry with the tournament’s scheduling at the start of June and not after the monsoon, and also with the fact that the organizers haven’t invested in full ground covers and rather only of some portions for the World Cup.

  1. Bangladesh – Sri Lanka in Bristol
  2. West Indies-South Africa in Southampton
  3. Sri Lanka – Pakistan in Bristol
  4. India – New Zeeland at Trent Bridge in Nottingham
  • Bangladesh – Sri Lanka in Bristol On 11 June, Tuesday: After the long wait for hours, the umpires had called- off the match; which became unfortunate as both Sri- Lanka & Bangladesh needed the winning 2 points. Sri-Lanka is now more frustrated because of the second situation of the Washout due to rain. After 2 defeats, Bangladesh was looking for a resurgence against Sri-Lanka. Both the teams had already suffered a loss with New- Zeeland in their previous matches.
  • West Indies-South Africa in Southampton On 10 June, Monday: A struggling South Africa had to share points with West Indies after their match was watched out due to the continuous rains at Southampton. Both the teams were highly disappointed and the crowd also, people with great hopes were there to see the match which was stopped after 7.3 overs.
  • Sri Lanka – Pakistan in Bristol On 7 June, Friday: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was left frustrated after the decline of the match against Sri- Lanka in Bristol. This is the first match at the World Cup in England & Wales to be abandoned without a result which thereby left both the teams with 3 point each. Pakistan Captain also said that “as a team, we really wanted to play this match, especially after gaining momentum with the win against England.it is unfortunate that we were not able to play.” Also acc to sources it is also being said that this match was a blow to Pakistan’s bid to reach the semi-finals.
  • India – New Zeeland at Trent Bridge in Nottingham On 14 June, Friday: The India new Zeeland game at Trent Bridge on Thursday became the fourth match to be washed out without any sixes in this World Cup.

***Knowing that the weather of England has monsoon more the investors have not taken the initiative to cover the whole ground; not complaining about the anything else since all being the best say it the drainage or harvest system it was important and major responsibility of the investors to go through this issue of covering the whole ground so that no matches can be washed off like India – New Zeeland. If this problem would have been taken into consideration the crowd would have been able to see a tough competition of Team India & Team New Zeeland without any inconvenience caused.

India ex-captain Sourav Ganguly, who was doing commentary in England, said, “Eden Gardens has a full ground cover. The funny thing is, we bought it from England. I wonder why England & Wales Cricket Board couldn’t get themselves a few of those.

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