The moment which all the die-hard fans were waiting for is finally here as arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be facing off against each other at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. This will be seventh World Cup meeting between both the sides. The Men In Blue will look to continue their unbeaten run in the showpiece event while Pakistan will be eager to register their maiden win against India in World Cups.
However, there is a bad news for all the die-hard cricket fans out there as rain will play a spoilsport in Sunday's big-ticket encounter. Both India and Pakistan have borne the brunt of their respective matches getting washed out previously. Pakistan had to split points with Sri Lanka after their June 7 clash was washed away without a ball being bowled while India's previous encounter against New Zealand also had to be abandoned due to rain.
As per exclusive reports from Republic TV, there is a possibility of a truncated match if not a washout as a full match is impossible on Sunday. Rain is predicted after 12 pm local time in Manchester and a thunderstorm as well.
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Meanwhile, even the fans are disappointed with the washouts as they have incurred huge financial losses. To make matters worse, not even a single fan was spotted on the streets of Manchester ahead of the mouth-watering clash between the two sub-continental giants.
Apart from the fans, even the former cricketers and the experts of the gentlemen's game were extremely disappointed with the washouts and have urged the governing body of World Cricket, International Cricket Council (ICC) to take the required steps to prevent it.
Irrespective of the weather conditions, its business as usual for both sides and Team India are scheduled to have a practice session today.