India-Pakistan Super Four Stage Match in Asia Cup Secures Reserve Day
The India-Pakistan Super Four match in the Asia Cup now has a reserve day to account for potential rain disruptions, offering cricket fans added assurance.
The much-anticipated India-Pakistan Super Four stage match in the Asia Cup, set to take place in Colombo on September 10, will now feature a reserve day in case rain disrupts the game. This decision comes after the previous encounter between the two teams in the league stage at Pallekele was abandoned due to persistent rain.
An official statement from the tournament explained, “A reserve day has been incorporated for the Super11 Asia Cup 2023 Super 4’s match between Pakistan vs India scheduled to take place on 10th September 2023 at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.”
In the event that adverse weather conditions suspend play during the India-Pakistan game, the match will resume on September 11, 2023, from the point at which it was interrupted. Ticket-holders have been advised to retain their match tickets, as they will remain valid and can be used for the reserve day.
This arrangement implies that if the India-Pakistan match extends to September 11, Rohit Sharma and his team will be competing for three consecutive days. Following this game, they are slated to face Sri Lanka at the same venue on September 12.
Notably, there is no mention of a reserve day for the other Super Four matches in the competition, including India’s final game in this stage against Bangladesh on September 15.
Concerns had arisen about hosting Asia Cup matches in Colombo due to the heavy rain forecast, and there were discussions of relocating to a drier location like Hambantota. However, the tournament ultimately decided to adhere to its original plan.
Furthermore, the tournament organizers have announced a reduction in ticket prices for certain Super Four games compared to the India-Pakistan clash. “Tickets for Lower Blocks ‘C’ and ‘D’ of the RPICS Colombo for the Super Four Stage of the Asia Cup will be reduced to LKR 1000 per ticket.”
This price reduction will apply to games scheduled for September 9, 12, 14, and 15. However, for the Pakistan-India match on September 10 and the tournament finals, ticket prices for the respective blocks will remain at their originally set prices.”