With ICC World Cup 2019 awaiting one of the biggest cricketing rivalries in its history, a piece of disheartening news welcomed those present at Manchester, the venue for the highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash on June 16 (Sunday). Old Trafford remained soggy early on Friday morning with overcast conditions before rain paid a small visit around 10:15 am. It has been raining all week in Manchester, but will the rain gods show some mercy to the ardent cricketing fans on June 16?
England’s 2019 World Cup is the wettest in the history of the quadrennial event. The fickle weather has already condemned four matches – three abandoned, one no result. India and Pakistan have both been at the receiving end of the frustration. While for India, it will be their fourth game in the tournament, Pakistan will be playing their fifth. Ergo, yet another washout will only dampen their hopes.
The forecast is quite positive on Sunday, there are light showers expected towards late afternoon. As per the weather forecasting website, Accuweather, a light shower is predicted between 12 PM local time and 1 PM local time in Manchester on Sunday. The match begins at 10:30 AM local time, hence, we might see an on-time start.
Also, as per Accuweather, conditions will be overcast right through the day and there will be brief spells of shower as the day progresses.