The umpires’ decision left tournament organisers with the unwanted record for the most number of abandoned games at a World Cup, surpassing the two each at the 1992 tournament in
It was the second successive World Cup match at
Rain has also been forecast for Wednesday’s match between
No reserve days have been scheduled for the 10-team round-robin stage, despite the well-known risks of rain during a British summer.
Asked whether there should be reserve days in the group phase,
“I know logistically it would have caused problems. But we can put a man on the moon, so if we have to travel a day later, so be it.”
Only one of three World Cup matches scheduled to take place in
Heavy overnight and early morning rain delayed the scheduled 10.30am local time start of Tuesday’s match.
And with rain continuing to fall, the umpires – after several inspections – bowed to the inevitable by calling the game off at 1.57pm.
Both sides received a point for the washout.
It was the second World Cup no-result in as many days after rain meant only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between