The rain has been a major concern during this 2019 Cricket World Cup. 4 matches have been washed out so far because of the rain. The weather forecast for Manchester today did not give us anything to cheer about. So clearly a question is hovering in everyone’s mind, what will happen if today’s IndiaNew Zealand semi-finals match gets washed out?

What will happen if today’s India-New Zealand semi-finals match gets washed out?

the sky is cloudy over the Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The sky was cloudy over the Old Trafford Cricket Ground during the practice session.

India will take on New Zealand today in the first semi-final match of 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Men in Blue is ruling the point table now. On the other hand, the Kiwis are in fourth place now. These teams did not get to play against each other in their group stage match as there we no reserve day planned for group stage matches. Not only they were unlucky but other teams were unlucky as well. The match between PakistanSri Lanka, South AfricaWest Indies, and BangladeshSri Lanka also got washed away for the rain. The teams had no other choice but to divide the points between themselves.

But no need to worry about sharing points now, because ICC has reserved days for the semi-final and final matches if they somehow get hampered by rain. That means, if today’s match gets stopped due to rain, it will resume again tomorrow(10th July) from the point where it stopped.

If, however, both day gets washed out by rain, India will get to play semi-final as they have four more points than New Zealand. So all you folks out there supporting India need not to a bit about the rain. However, if you support New Zealand, you better pray for the good weather.

Today’s forecasted maximum temperature for the day will be around 19 degrees Celcius in Manchester with a cloudy sky throughout the day. Rain can fall in the morning but the afternoon can be a bit drier. However, it can be a piece of good news for the Blackcaps pacers, who will be hoping for some assistance from the weather.