Heavy rains in Colombo likely to force Asia Cup Super Four games to be shifted to another venue: Report

The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 Super Four games, scheduled to be held in Colombo, is most likely to be shifted to another venue after the forecast of heavy rains in Sri Lanka’s capital city.

The ongoing 2023 edition of the Asia Cup is currently being hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka in a hybrid model. Reports suggest that the teams have been apprised of the current situation in Colombo and Pallekele following which Dambulla is said to be the alternate options for hosting Super Four games.

“While there was hope that the situation could change in Colombo, the recent rains in the capital city are now forcing the ACC to rethink. Although the first match in Colombo is only on September 9, the ACC is concerned about the weather forecast that doesn’t seem very promising.”

“Sri Lanka doesn’t usually host matches in September beyond the first week of the month because of wet conditions and in case the Super 4 stages go ahead in Colombo, it would be on the mercy of the rain gods,” added the report.

As per an accuweather forecast, very heavy rain in Colombo is likely to happen till September 20.

On september 2, the highly-anticipated India-Pakistan clash at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium was abandoned due to persistent rain and rains again threat loom over India-Nepal clash on Monday.

News Desk

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