A significant development has taken place in the ongoing 2023 Asia Cup, as a reserve day has been added to the schedule for the highly anticipated Super-4 stage match between India and arch-rivals Pakistan. The match is slated to take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on September 10th. This precautionary measure comes in response to the unpredictable weather conditions that have affected the tournament, including a recent washout of the group-stage match between India and Pakistan.
In a statement released by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), it was officially confirmed that a reserve day has been included in the itinerary for the Super-4 match between India and Pakistan. If adverse weather conditions disrupt the game on the originally scheduled date of September 10th, the match will resume on September 11th from the point at which it was suspended.
This decision aims to ensure that the eagerly anticipated clash between the cricketing giants proceeds without any further interruptions. The ACC’s statement also provided guidance to ticket-holders, advising them to retain their match tickets, which will remain valid and can be used for the reserve day if required.
ACC confirms there will be a reserve day for India vs Pakistan match. [Samaa TV]
The match will re-start from where it was stopped on previous day. pic.twitter.com/2CC35MKoOx
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 8, 2023
The decision to incorporate a reserve day reflects the ACC’s commitment to ensuring a fair and uninterrupted contest between India and Pakistan, considering the high stakes and intense rivalry that characterize their cricketing encounters.
As the cricketing world eagerly awaits this historic showdown, it’s worth noting that the Weather Channel’s 10-day forecast for Colombo indicates a significant likelihood of thunderstorms. Rain probabilities range from 60% to 100% on the day of the match.
Additionally, the weather conditions are expected to be challenging, with temperatures ranging from 76°F to 88°F, moderate winds blowing from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, and high humidity levels. The inclusion of a reserve day underscores the tournament organizers’ dedication to ensuring that this marquee fixture takes place, offering fans an opportunity to witness the cricketing spectacle between two of the sport’s most passionate and competitive teams.