Cricket World Cup is the wettest in history

Fans Lash Out at ICC As Rains Play Spoilsport at the Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Forecast for PAK vs AUS and IND vs NZ Causes Further Anger

"Before the event, we went to great pains to explain to you all as senior production and commentary personnel of the need to avoid this kind of thing".

Pakistan will play in Manchester, and the men in green will be looking to snap their winless streak against their arch-rivals as India have triumphed in their six World Cup meetings to date.

Bevan's email, which was leaked to the Times of India, began: 'This is to remind you of the importance of maintaining the highest of standards and to uphold the game's best values and spirit in all that we do while covering the tournament.

In the match at Trent Bridge, West Indies opener Chris Gayle received two reprieves on review after being given out on both occasions. Even Windies captain Jason Holder was wrongly adjudged lbw. The sun didn't come out all day and at the end of it, after several inspections, umpire Paul Reiffel declared at 3pm that the "weather had beaten us".

But Holding, in his reply to Bevan, said: "If those umpires [Palliyaguruge and Gaffaney] were Federation Internationale de Football Association officials, they would have been told to pack their bags and head home".

Weather forecasts at Nottingham ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and New Zealand predicted a wet day and that was exactly what fans got as an unprecedented fourth match was washed out on Thursday (June 13).

'As a former cricketer, I think cricket should be held to a higher standard.

The issue has since been sorted out and Holding will continue commentating, the source added. Is the objective to protect the umpires even when they do a bad job?

He added: "I am sorry, but I am not going to be part of that".

The email arrived the day after Holding had described the umpiring during the game between Australia and West Indies as "atrocious", prompting him to ask whether he was needed the following day for the England-Bangladesh game in Cardiff. But as far as I am concerned, the matter has been resolved and I have, and hopefully everyone, has put it behind them.

"I know logistically, it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it".

Editorial team of CricketCountry.

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