Pak vs Eng: Toss for the T20 World Cup rescheduled
The toss for the highly anticipated T20 World Cup final between Pakistan and England has been postponed and will be held at 12:30 pm instead of 12:22 pm depending on the new schedule.
Babar Azam’s side will face England in the mega-event decision to raise the T20 World Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
The throw was moved eight minutes earlier due to a musical show at the MCS following the toss. In addition, a fireworks show after the champions are decided is also on the program.
The 2009 champions suffered last-ball losses against India and Zimbabwe to start their tournament but rebounded to jump into Sunday’s final against the Englishmen.
Washout feared as rain threat looms
Staff from England and Pakistan will examine the weather maps and tactics for the final, with a grim forecast threatening to scuttle the decision-maker.
Heavy rains are expected on Sundays and standby on Mondays, as a multi-year La Nina weather phenomenon continues to overwhelm much of eastern Australia.
The tournament has already seen a large number of Super 12 games fail, though the semifinals passed continuously in Sydney and Adelaide.
While the forecast could put a brake on the crowd at the MCS, organizers will advance with the start time of 1 pm (PST) on Sunday and hope each side can squeeze 10 overs in, the minimum required for the final.
If forced to reschedule, the game would start at 9 am PST on Mondays.
Additional time will also be granted to complete the game on the reserve day in the event of rain disrupting the final.