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ICC World Cup 2019 : Pakistan, Sri Lanka Match Abandoned Due To Rain

The Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka has been called off after persistent rain prevented the start of play at Bristol.

The two sides were earlier forced to wait for a second pitch inspection at their rain-delayed match after Umpires found the surface was still wet.

The game was originally due to start at 0930 Gmt but large areas of the playing area were covered under dark skies in Bristol.

When the weather relented, some of the ground covers were taken off after reserve Umpire Rod Tucker had an initial inspection.

Sixth-Ranked Pakistan and Ninth-Ranked Sri Lanka each have one win and one defeat so far in the 2019 edition of the World Cup.