Pakistan was to play a series against Sri Lanka on its homeland starting Friday. However, heavy unseasonal rainfall caught PCB out of the blues. There were already many uncertainties regarding this match. And when finally the day came both teams had to return from the stadium without a ball bowled.
With the first match of PAK vs SL being completely washed out National Stadium Karachi registered its first-ever washout game in the history of the matches it has hosted.
The rain not only pushed Pakistan Cricket Board to call the first match off but to reschedule the next one too. Since the rain has left the ground so soggy that it would take not one but two days to completely restore it and make it fit for cricket. So, PCB decided with the agreement of both teams to reschedule the second match of the series on Monday.
PCB ensured fans who did the struggle to buy their tickets for the Friday and Sunday matches aren’t left heartbroken. The board announced that the people with tickets for Friday’s match can attend one of either two upcoming matches i.e. the one on 30th September or 2nd October. They have also been offered with a refund. And viewers for Sunday’s match can also attend either of the two remaining matches. No refund offered to them though.
Players of both Pakistan and Sri Lanka were all charged for the clash. As the players had challenged each other over a cup of tea in their twitter posts. So, the rainfall has equally disappointed everyone. But as Shadab shared this funny message of Sarfaraz “Jub barish hoti hai to pani ata hai” quoting Bilawal Bhutto, we knew this team is not coming slow!
#WordsOfWisdom by @SarfarazA_54 bhai, “jub barish hoti hai tou pani aata hai.” 😂😂😂
On a serious note, thank u everyone for buying tickets for the first #PAKvSL ODI, unfortunately the match is abandoned due to rain. Hope to see you all in the next 2 ODIs pic.twitter.com/vMYGINp7yO
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 27, 2019
Good spirit guys!
Zakir Khan, PCB director of international cricket said that the unseasonal heavy rains of this week have forced the board to review the schedule of the PAK vs SL series.
“I am thankful to Sri Lanka Cricket as well as our host broadcasters for agreeing to amend the match schedule to ensure there are no further abandonments due to rain in what is an important bilateral FTP series for Pakistan.”