Fans were left disappointed as the World Cup encounter between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was subject to prolonged drizzle, ultimately leading to abandonment without a ball being bowled. Although the washout leads to both teams sharing a point, the tight round-robin format of the tournament means that an extra point could make all the difference.
Reacting to the unfortunate development, Twitter users slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing venues more prone to rainfall during the summer. With weather forecasts predicting rain a long time beforehand, fans urged the ICC to take steps to reschedule matches or organize reserve days.
Another section of the Twitterati believed that choosing England to host ICC tournaments during the summer is unfair on teams who see their important matches being affected by rain.