The ICC Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru, is facing a potential rain threat.
Weather forecast agencies predict that there is a 50% chance of rain on the day of the match, particularly from 1pm to 5pm. This could potentially affect the second half of the match is set to start at 10:30 am local time.
Despite the weather concerns, the ground staff at the Chinnaswamy stadium are confident about their ability to manage the situation. They have a “Sub Air System” installed in the ground, which prevents water logging in the outfield and drains water 36 times faster than natural drainage.
The system activates automatically as soon as it starts raining, preventing any buildup of water on the outfield. It can remove standing water at a rate of over 10,000 liters per minute, significantly reducing the need for extended game delays or cancellations due to wet outfield conditions.
New Zealand’s training session on the previous Friday was also affected by rain in Bengaluru. However, the ground staff assured us that the ground would be ready for the match within 20 minutes after the rain stopped. This information was provided by Faizan Lakhani, Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News, on November 3rd, 2023.