IND vs SL, Asia Cup Final | R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Weather Report
R. Premadasa Stadium has witnessed constant rain in the last week
Fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the high-octane final of Asia Cup 2023 where India and Sri Lanka will square off on Sunday. Slated for 3:00 pm IST at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, anticipation is high, but so is the threat of rain.
IND vs SL: Colombo Weather Report for Asia Cup 2023 Final
The weather over the past week in Colombo has been fickle, swinging between periods of sunlight and intermittent showers. This unpredictability has raised concerns about the match's smooth execution.
According to Accuweather.com, the forecast for the match day isn't too optimistic. There is a 90% Probability of Precipitation and an overwhelming 99% cloud cover expected during the game hours, setting the stage for potential disruptions.
While fans and players would be hoping for the skies to remain clear, the climatic elements might have other plans. Temperatures are predicted to remain in the 27-30°C bracket, offering moderate conditions for play, but the high humidity level, hovering around 80%, could play a spoilsport, especially if the rain starts pouring.
What if IND vs SL is washed out?
However, the Asian Cricket Council has wisely accounted for such adversities. In the unfortunate event that rain plays the dampener and disrupts the India vs Sri Lanka clash, provisions have been made.
A reserve day has been kept aside, ensuring that the culmination of the tournament isn't left to mere chance or weather whims. Should the final be interrupted by rain, it will be continued the next day, i.e., Monday, right from where it was halted.
Fans from both nations will be hoping that the weather gods will be kind, allowing this epic battle to unfold without interruptions. But if nature has other plans, at least there's solace in knowing that there's a backup plan in place.