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Pakistan could be eliminated from T20 World Cup amid 'state of emergency', netizen says 'qudrat ka nizam'

Even if Pakistan narrowly defeats Ireland in their final Group A match on Sunday, they will still be able to advance to the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight stage if the USA loses to the same side on Friday.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Annesha Barua -- June 14th 2024 04:36 PM -- Updated: June 14th 2024 05:08 PM
Pakistan could be eliminated from T20 World Cup amid 'state of emergency', netizen says 'qudrat ka nizam'

Pakistan could be eliminated from T20 World Cup amid 'state of emergency', netizen says 'qudrat ka nizam'

PTC News Desk: Because of the potentially fatal flash floods in Florida, a state of emergency has been proclaimed in Fort Lauderdale. The local authorities have grounded hundreds of planes that are scheduled to depart from and arrive at airports in South Florida. 

The cricket squad from Sri Lanka, which is presently competing in the T20 World Cup, was consequently left stuck in the city. One of the three American locations set to host the T20 World Cup matches is Fort Lauderdale. It will host three crucial matches between the United States, Pakistan, and India. Because of the intense rain inside and outside the stadium, the first game in the city, which was Sri Lanka vs. Nepal, was also cancelled. 

"Preliminary reports indicate that the rainfall and flooding has affected and may continue to impact the operational capability of critical infrastructure, including major interstates, state and county roadways, airports, schools, and other critical infrastructure throughout these counties," the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, stated in the statement.

The Sri Lankan squad was scheduled to sail for the Caribbean islands on Wednesday by plane from Fort Lauderdale, but they had to postpone their trip due to severe rain and floods.

On Monday, June 17, Sri Lanka will meet the Netherlands at St Lucia in their last group match. Despite having lost two of their first three games, they still have a slim chance of moving on to the Super 8 round.

Why could Pakistan be eliminated as a result of the "State of Emergency"?

Important matches this week will take place at Fort Lauderdale's Central Broward Regional Park, where Pakistan and the United States will compete for a spot in the next round of Group A.

Pakistan plays the same opponents on Sunday while the USA plays Ireland on Friday. The United States of America will join India as the second team from Group A to qualify for the Super 8 if they defeat Ireland unless the match is abandoned. Ireland and the USA will each receive one point in a washed-out contest. As a result, Pakistan can only score as many as four points, while the United States can score five.

This means that if the USA vs. Ireland game in Florida is postponed due to rain, Pakistan's match on Sunday is meaningless since they will be eliminated.

On the other hand, Pakistan can control their own fate when they play the Irish on Sunday if the USA lose against Ireland.

India has six points from three games (NRR 1.137) to maintain their lead in Group A. A Super 8 berth is guaranteed for the team captained by Rohit Sharma. The United States is still in second place after three games, but their net rating ratio has dropped to 0.127. Pakistan is really happy about this, as their NRR now exceeds that of the United States. 

As long as the USA loses to the same side on Friday, Pakistan can still advance to the T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight stage, even if they narrowly defeat Ireland in their final Group A encounter on Sunday.

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- With inputs from agencies

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