ICC World Cup 2019: PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani admits that wet weather management wasn’t discussed in meetings

Rain has been a major spoilsport in the World Cup and has washed off 4 crucial matches so far in the tournament.
ICC World Cup 2019: PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani admits that wet weather management wasn’t discussed in meetingsICC World Cup 2019: PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani admits that wet weather management wasn’t discussed in meetings
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Ehsan Mani was present at the last few meetings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and revealed the fact that wet weather management during the Cricket World Cup was not discussed at all in those meetings.

Speaking to Indian Express, Mani said that the wet weather management wasn’t discussed in 2-3 board meetings; however, they must have surely discussed the arrangements previously.

While addressing the issues of the matches getting abandoned, Mani said that ICC cannot make changes at this stage of the tournament. However, there are lessons to be learnt as four matches have been washed out in the tournament so far. He added that he understands how frustrating it can be for the teams and players, as they want to showcase their skills but are unable to play and the results are not in their control.

"Four matches have been rained off, eight teams are affected; if a team gets affected twice, then it puts a lot of pressure on them,” Mani, a former ICC chairman, added.

After affecting 3 matches in the tournament, the rain gods did not show any mercy on the Men in Blue on Thursday. After hours of delay, the match against the Black Caps was finally called off, leaving the team and fans in utmost disappointment. A total of 4 matches have been affected so far in the tournament making them struggle hard in the points table. It would be extremely unfair for the teams and fans to let rain affect their standing in a tournament as big as the World Cup.

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