Pakistan may face T20 World Cup elimination

Pakistan’s journey in the T20 World Cup 2024 hangs in the balance following a state of emergency declaration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, due to severe flash floods. The crisis has not only disrupted daily life but also cast a shadow over critical tournament matches scheduled at the Central Broward Regional Park.

The state of emergency was announced by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis as heavy rainfall led to widespread flooding, impacting infrastructure and transportation. The Sri Lankan cricket team, along with other travelers, found themselves stranded as flights were grounded, complicating travel plans for teams participating in the tournament.

For Pakistan, currently vying for a spot in the Super 8 stage from Group A, the situation has become increasingly precarious. Their qualification hopes hinge on the outcomes of matches affected by the adverse weather conditions. Of particular concern is the scheduled match between the USA and Ireland, where a potential washout could leave Pakistan disadvantaged due to points distribution rules in international cricket.

As per tournament regulations, a match called off due to weather typically results in both teams receiving one point each. This outcome would potentially boost the points tally of the USA and Ireland, affecting Pakistan’s standing and their chances of progressing further in the tournament.

As Pakistan awaits developments amidst the ongoing crisis in Fort Lauderdale, the global cricketing community remains on edge, awaiting further updates on the fate of the T20 World Cup matches in the waterlogged city.

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