ICC Women's T20 World Cup: Toss delayed in India versus England semifinal due to rain

WION Web Team
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Updated: Mar 05, 2020, 10:29 AM(IST)

Rain delays toss (@T20WorldCup) Photograph:( Twitter )

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The toss was supposed to take place at 9:00 AM (Indian standard time)  could be at the most be delayed till 11:06 AM (IST) and the game should begin by 11:21 AM (IST). 

The toss in semi-final clash between India and England has been stalled due to heavy rains in Sydney.  

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Australia's east coast has been hit with a week-long rain, this has led to forfeiting of final two group stage fixtures (Pakistan women's team vs Thailand women's team and South Africa women's team vs West Indies women's team). 

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The toss was supposed to take place at 9:00 AM (Indian standard time)  could be at the most be delayed till 11:06 AM (IST) and the game should begin by 11:21 AM (IST). 

At least a minimum of 10-overs-a-side is needed according to the new regulations to have a shortened game.

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Rain is predicted to pour all day, which is not the good news of England as the teams that have finished first in respective groups will progress to finals. 

In case rain takes place all day, washing out all the semifinal fixtures England and Australia will bow out of the tournament, whereas India and South Africa go into the finals. 

Even the World Cup final is threatened by rain, they will have a reserve day for playing out the finals. 

The 'Women in Blue' are having a dream-run in this years ICC T20 World Cup. Harmanpreet and Co are the only unbeaten side in the tournament.

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