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Rain looms large in Old Trafford threatening cricket’s best-seller

With four washouts already in the tournament, rain now threats the showdown fixture of the tournament between India and Pakistan.

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Indian and Pakistani fans are ready to cheer for their team at Manchester. Photo: ESPNcricinfo

With four washouts already in the cards, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has already recorded the most number of no result/abandoned games since the tournament initiated in 1975.

As the ever-exciting, ludicrous show of cricket between arch-rivals India and Pakistan is all set to be staged at the Old Trafford on Sunday, weather forecast becomes talk of the town in Manchester and it is, whatsoever, casts grimness among billions of watchers across the globe.

English media reports that mostly cloudy skies with intermittent rain showers could prevail during the hotly contested India-Pakistan match in the World Cup.

The rivalry between these two neighboring countries are increasingly getting intensified tinged by political outbursts in different times that floats into the cricket field. It has been nearly a year since India and Pakistan met in an ICC tournament which becomes the only stage for them to lock horns as bilateral ties were cut off for long.

Tickets of the marquee clash were sold out within minutes of the ticket window opening. Horribly enough, some of the tickets are reportedly being resold for up to Rs 60,000 a few days ago. Live streaming watch is also expected to hit the roof of profit for sponsors and organizers.

The game’s governing body’s commercial outburst surrounding the match would be pathetically drained if heaven would open in Manchester in the match day.

According to weather forecast, a light shower is predicted between 12 PM local time and 1 PM local time in Manchester on Sunday. Let not forget, the big tie between India and Pakistan begins at 10:30 PM local time (3 PM IST).

However, India and Pakistan will be meeting for the seventh time in a World Cup on Sunday. On all the six previous occasions, the Men in Blue were the winners.

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