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PSL 2024 weather updates: Latest rain forecast in Rawalpindi | Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 2024 – weather updates from Rawalpindi
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

The PSL 2024 match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi was hampered by rain. Here are the latest updates from Rawalpindi.

The match was slated to begin at 2pm local time, but was delayed by more than an hour as heavy rains and chilly winds lashed the city of Rawalpindi, forcing the groundstaff to keep the playing area covered.

4.10pm local time: The match has been called off.

At 3pm local time, the temperature stood at 16′ C, with a precipitation of 75 per cent according to Google, and wind speeds of 29 kph.

According to Google, the precipitation will continue to stay at 75 per cent until 7pm local time, putting paid to hopes of a full-length game. However, if the rain subsides, a shortened match might take place.

According to Accuweather, there is more rain predicted for the evening as well, with temperatures dropping to 7′ C.

At 1.50pm local time, the umpires confirmed an inspection for 2.30pm, even as rain from the morning had stopped. The covers continued to be on.

At 2.40pm, the captains Shaheen Afridi and Babar Azam were seen inspecting the area around the pitch. Coaches Daren Sammy and Aaqib Javed were also seen inspecting the pitch and speaking to the umpires.

At 3pm, things seemed brighter than before, but five to ten minutes later, a fresh burst of rain pushed back the progress further. With the fresh batch of rain pouring over the stadium, it could be difficult to get a game out of it.

Lahore Qalandars are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table, having lost six games in a row. Peshawar Zalmi are currently third, with three wins out of five matches.

The cut-off time for a game to happen is 4.47pm.




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