Colombo, September 17, 2023 - Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the Asia Cup 2023 Final clash between arch-rivals India and Sri Lanka, set to unfold at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo at 3:30 PM IST. However, the weather remains a major concern, with looming threats of rain disrupting the pinnacle event of this year's Asia Cup.
Throughout this tournament, rain has cast a shadow, impacting several matches. Notably, the India vs Pakistan group stage encounter had to be called off prematurely due to unfavorable weather conditions. As per the latest weather updates, there's an 80 percent chance of rain in Colombo from 1 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, precisely during the Asia Cup final.
Both India and Sri Lanka have displayed their prowess, each suffering only one defeat in the tournament so far. Sri Lanka faced a setback against India in the Super-4 stage, while Bangladesh emerged victorious against India in their final Super-4 clash on Friday.
The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 Final is scheduled to commence at 3 pm IST. The weather forecast indicates overcast skies for the duration of the IND vs SL fixture, with a 50 percent chance of rain at the start and an alarming 80 percent chance of precipitation as the evening progresses.
In the unfortunate event of a rain-induced interruption on September 17, the match will resume on the Reserve Day, September 18. Whether a single delivery is bowled or not on September 17, the action will continue the following day. If rain continues to play spoilsport even on the reserve day, India and Sri Lanka will be crowned as joint-winners of the Asia Cup 2023.
Stay tuned for updates on this high-stakes encounter, hoping for cricketing action to prevail amidst the inclement weather.