The weather has played spoilsport for the fourth time this season, as the rain gods have shown no mercy.
Rain forced the cancellation of today’s Super 12 match between Afghanistan and Ireland at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Afghanistan’s second match in the Men’s 2022 T20 World Cup was called off due to inclement weather on October 26.
In addition, owing to evening thunderstorms, today’s match between Australia and England was also called off without any ball being bowled. Earlier in the tournament, the match between Zimbabwe and South Africa was also called off due to rain.
Rain has affected four crucial games in T20 World Cup 2022
Rain has been a source of frustration for cricket fans in Australia. In the world cup event so far, four matches have finished in a stalemate. Some followers have expressed their discontent with the ICC’s choice to stage the T20 World Cup in Australia.
They were, however, the same folks who were opposing England hosting any cricket event. It is past time for people to realize that they have no influence over the rain. This year’s World Cup was expected to be hosted by the previous year’s World Cup winners.
As most of the matches that were cancelled were held at Melbourne’s MCG, it is always darkest before the dawn. Fortunately, there is only one game remaining at that site, which will be played on November 6th between India and Zimbabwe.