The match between India and New Zealand was abandoned after constant rains made playing conditions improper in Nottingham on Thursday, 13 June.
Despite best efforts from the ground-workers to remove the water with well-equipped drainage system and repeated inspections by umpires and match referees, the game was ultimately called off.
This was the fifth instance when rain played spoilsport in this World Cup, forcing the teams to split points.
Twitterverse, who followed the developments continuously, expressed their sentiments on the stop start nature of the rain. This is how they reacted.
After the match was called off, experts from the cricketing fraternity, expressed their disappointment on how rain has played a spoilsport in this World Cup so far. This is what they had to say.
So the inevitable......was always going to an uphill battle against the elements. A point each and both teams stay unbeaten!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 13, 2019
Matches abandoned in World Cups— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) June 13, 2019
WI vs SL Oval 1979
Aus vs Ban Brisbane 2015
Pak vs SL Bristol 2019
SL vs Ban Bristol 2019
Ind vs NZ Nottingham 2019
Three of those have happened in the last one week in the 44-year history of the tournament.#INDvNZ #CWC19
Alas and alack, that’s the verdict on the India v NZ contest from Trent Bridge pic.twitter.com/KGXHEUlc9o— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 13, 2019
Rain playing the role of the 11th team in this World Cup.. no reserve day and potentially a fourth match being washed out.. ICC needs to wake up before this World Cup gets water logged.. #INDVNZ— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 13, 2019
India next play Pakistan in Manchester Sunday, 16 June while New Zealand face South Africa on 19 June.
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