No IND vs PAK Game in Asia Cup 2023 on September 2nd, Very High Chances of Rain, India vs Pakistan
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IND vs PAK Asia Cup 2023: Amidst all the hype and anticipation, the IND vs PAK game in the Asia Cup 2023 is likely to be called off due to an alarming weather forecast. The Group A game between India and Pakistan on September 2nd is at risk of getting washed out causing disappointment and anguish among the India and Pakistan fans.

This time of the year in Sri Lanka, it’s a tricky job to host international matches, that too the lengthy games (ODIs and Tests). Often the cricket board refrain from hosting fixtures in the monsoon due to unpredictable weather and incessant rain showers.

Pallekele’s Cricket Stadium, which is slated to host the IND vs PAK game as well on September 2nd, has so far staged 33 ODI fixtures and of these, only three were held in the peak monsoon, which is a clear indication that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board avoids such venues during August-September.

IND vs PAK is a very high-profile encounter, the intensity of this game is unmatched. The rivalry that began with the ongoing political tensions due to cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, translated to cricket very quickly and it became a sight to watch for every cricket fan across the globe.

The first clash between India and Pakistan is set to be held on September 2nd (Saturday) in the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Below is the complete weather forecast for the IND vs PAK game.

No IND vs PAK Game in Asia Cup 2023 on September 2nd?

No IND vs PAK Game in Asia Cup 2023 on September 2nd, Very High Chances of Rain, India vs Pakistan
Weather Forecast on September 1st & 2nd in Pallekele |Image:

It is feared that the IND vs PAK game on September 2nd could be washed out due to very heavy rainfall. Kandy has witnessed significant rain showers in the past two days and the weather forecast for the next couple of days isn’t encouraging either.

As per, the forecast on Saturday could be disappointing. There is a 70 per cent chance of rain throughout the day. The cloud cover will be around 95 per cent. The highest temperature for the day would be 27 degrees Celsius and the wind will gust at around 10-15 KM/H.

During the day on September 2nd, thunderstorms accompanied by rain are expected, and the night has a slightly better forecast – light rain.

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For more details head to BCCI’s official website.