India and Pakistan will meet in the fourth round match of the Asia Cup on Sunday. However, there is a risk of rain for this game. It has been raining in Colombo for the last few days. The chance of rain on Sunday is over 90 percent. However, given the possibility of rain in Colombo, a reserve day was set aside. If the game is not completed on Sunday, efforts will be made to complete the game on Monday.
There has already been a clash between Pakistan and India in the tournament. But this game, played on September 2nd, could not be announced due to rain. India had played their innings completely. But it started raining so heavily that Pakistan couldn’t even play a single ball. The fans also had to deal with disappointment that the match between India and Pakistan could not be completed.
Questions are also being raised over the Asian Cricket Council’s decision to hold matches in Sri Lanka during the monsoon season. The Pakistan Cricket Board has directly blamed ACC chief Jai Shah for this decision. The PCB says Jai Shah insisted that the Asia Cup matches be moved to Sri Lanka and not the UAE.
In the middle of the tournament there was a demand to move the fourth round games from Colombo. But this demand was also ignored. The ACC made it clear that the games would not be moved from Colombo under any circumstances. Another reason cited was that the remaining options for organizing games lack facilities and players may face great difficulties.