World Cup 2019 is becoming a damp squib: Shashi Tharoor
A total of three matches have been washed out due to rain so far in the World Cup.
Published - Jun 12, 2019 5:45 am | Updated - Jun 12, 2019 5:45 am
The ongoing World Cup in England and Wales is turning out to be a farce after the third game got washed out on Tuesday in last five days. Heavy and persistent rains have led to two matches getting abandoned in Bristol. Sri Lanka have been at the receiving end as they had to share the points twice. Even the clash between South Africa and Windies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton had to be called off due to rain the other day.
The English summer is irritating many now as it has been raining continuously in the last week or so. Just like the fans, even the Congress leader in India Shashi Tharoor is disappointed after witnessing the rains in the United Kingdom. He raised serious questions over staging a tournament like World Cup in England in the future and also questioned MCC if they are looking forward to investing in stadiums with the roofs.
“With three washouts already (&more due this week), #WorldCup2019 is becoming a damp squib. Should England be banned from hosting cricket tournaments until the world solves climate change or the MCC invests in covered stadia? Their summers are increasingly turning into monsoons!” Shashi Tharoor’s tweet read.
Here’s his tweet:
With three washouts already (&more due this week), #WorldCup2019 is becoming a damp squib. Should England be banned from hosting cricket tournaments until the world solves climate change or the MCC invests in covered stadia? Their summers are increasingly turning into monsoons!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 11, 2019
Another washout on the cards
Australia and Pakistan are set to face-off in Taunton on Wednesday. The clash is expected to be an exciting one but the rain gods are unlikely to let the players take the field in this game either. It has been raining in Taunton as well and one shouldn’t be surprised if even this match gets abandoned without the toss or ball being bowled. With the games getting washed out, the teams might have to pay for it in the latter stages when things will get close for the semi-final qualification.
At the moment, New Zealand are at the top with three wins in as many matches and apart from them, only India is the other side which is yet to lose a game. These two teams will face each other on Thursday at the Trent Bridge and even this encounter is likely to be marred by rain.