After 44 matches in the qualifying and Super 12 rounds, the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup has finally reached its business end with Pakistan set to take on England in the final at MCG on Sunday (November 13).
For the marquee game, however, the weather forecast isn’t quite encouraging. The final is likely to be marred by rain on both Sunday and the reserve day, which is Monday (November 14).
On the eve of the summit clash, the International Cricket Council (ICC) also announced a few changes to the playing conditions for the England versus Pakistan final.
Keeping the rain threat in mind, the apex body has increased the provision of additional playing time on reserve day to get a result.
“The Event Technical Committee (ETC) has increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day to four hours from the original provision of two hours (clause 13.7.3 of the Playing Conditions), in case more time is required to complete the match and get a result,” ICC said in an official release.
“It may be noted that ten overs per side are required to constitute a match in the knockout stage, and every effort will be taken to complete the match on the scheduled match day, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place,” stated the release.
“Only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on Sunday will the match go into the reserve day. Play on the reserve day will begin at 15h00 (9:30 AM IST) and would be a continuation of play from the scheduled match day,” it added.
In case, rain plays spoilsport and the Super Over cannot be completed, Pakistan and England will be declared joint winners. (Agency)
Bangladesh beat India by 5 runs, take 2-0 unassailable lead
Bangladesh defeated India by five runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported.
Opting to bat, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100 not out) slammed his maiden ODI century and forged a 148-run stand with Mahmudullah Riyadh (77) to lift Bangladesh to a challenging total after being reduced to 69 for six in 19 overs.
For India, Washington Sundar (3/37) was the most successful bowler, while Mohammed Siraj (2/73) and Umran Malik (2/58) also snapped two wickets each.
Chasing, Shreyas Iyer made 82 while Axar Patel scored a run-a-ball 56 but India fell short as they were restricted to 266 for nine in 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who split his webbing while fielding, remained unbeaten on 51 off 28 balls.
Ebadot Hossain (3/45) picked up three wickets while Shakib Al Hasan (2/39) and Miraz (2/46) scalped two wickets each.
Sher-i-Kashmir bodybuilding championship concludes in Srinagar
The Sher-i-Kashmir Bodybuilding & Men’s Physique Championship 2022 concluded on Sunday at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground Srinagar.
The championship was organised by All J&K Fitness and Bodybuilders Association, affiliated with J&K Sports Association and Indian Fitness and Bodybuilders Federation.
The championship saw competition among various categories. Bilal Ahmad Rah won overall Senior bodybuilding championship, Uzair Ahmad won overall Youth bodybuilding championship, Hamid Qazi won overall Junior bodybuilding championship, Showkat Ahmad won overall Senior Men’s Physique championship, Sahil Tashok won overall Junior Men’s Physique championship. (Statement)
Shami picked as Bumrah’s replacement in India squad for T20 World Cup
Srinagar, Oct 14: The BCCI on Friday named seasoned pacer Mohammed Shami as injured Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. Shami has reached Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of the warm-up matches,’ BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted in a press release.
That Shami would replace Bumrah in the main squad was reported by PTI last month.
Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will travel to Australia shortly. The tournament will be held from October 16 to November 13.
Bumrah has been ruled out of competitive cricket for an indefinite period due to a stress-related injury on his back. (Agency)
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