Asia Cup Super 4 Matches Relocated to Hambantota Due to Persistent Rain Reports

Persistent rain forces relocation of Asia Cup Super 4 matches, including India vs. Pakistan fixture, to Hambantota from Colombo.

Asia Cup Super 4 Matches Moved to Hambantota Due to Continuous Rain

All the Super 4 matches and the final of the Asia Cup, originally planned to take place in Colombo, will now be relocated to the coastal city of Hambantota due to persistent adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka.

According to reports, an official announcement from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is imminent.

The decision to move the matches to Hambantota was based on weather patterns, with Hambantota experiencing more favorable precipitation levels compared to Colombo, the initial venue for the Super 4 stage, as stated in the report.

The Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup includes a highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan fixture, originally scheduled to be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. However, the weather forecast for Colombo indicates heavy to very heavy rainfall until September 20.

Recently, the India-Pakistan clash at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium had to be abandoned due to continuous rain.

While there was consideration of moving the matches to the UAE initially, this idea was discarded due to concerns about player well-being. Playing in the extreme heat of the UAE just three weeks before the World Cup posed significant health risks for the athletes.

The relocation of the tournament presents significant logistical challenges for the ACC. Nevertheless, the continental body has acted swiftly to address these issues, especially since the next game in Sri Lanka is scheduled for September 9.

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