Canada cricketers miss out on marquee matchup with India as a consequence of moist floor situations

Canada’s first journey to the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup ended prematurely Saturday with its remaining recreation in opposition to top-ranked India deserted with out a ball bowled.

The match, as a consequence of begin at 10:30 a.m. ET, was delayed as a consequence of moist floor situations at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Fla. The umpires known as off the competition after inspecting the pitch an hour later.

Canada’s destiny on the match had been decided Friday when the U.S.-Eire recreation was washed out on the identical venue.

That earned the Seventeenth-ranked Individuals a single level that elevated its whole to 5 behind unbeaten India’s in Group A. And it meant that No. 23 Canada and No. 6 Pakistan, each on two factors with one recreation remaining, could not catch the U.S.

Solely the highest two in every of the 20-country match’s 4 teams advance to the Tremendous-8 stage.

The Canadians would have wanted to upset India, radically enhance its web run price and hope that the U.S. and Pakistan each misplaced to Eire to have any likelihood of advancing. Even then, that state of affairs would have left the Canadians and Eleventh-ranked Irish tied on 4 factors with run price coming into play.

Friday’s washout made all of it moot, leaving the Canadians crossing their fingers that Mom Nature wouldn’t intervene with their finale in opposition to India.

Video games with cricket’s superpowers are uncommon for ICC affiliate members like Canada. India beat Canada by 128 runs after they met in one-day play on the 1998 Commonwealth Video games in Kuala Lumpur.

India received the T20 match in 2007, was runner-up in 2014 and made the semifinals in 2016 and 2022.

Canada misplaced its opening match to the U.S. by seven wickets on June 1 in Texas earlier than bouncing again to upset Eire by 12 runs on June 7 in suburban New York.

India defeated Eire by eight wickets, Pakistan by six runs and the U.S. by seven wickets.

The ultimate Group A recreation is Pakistan-Eire on Sunday in Lauderhill.

The 20-team match is being co-hosted by the U.S. and the West Indies. The Tremendous-8 stage splits into two teams, with every group assured three video games to try to attain the semifinals.

Canada T20 World Cup roster

  • Saad Bin Zafar (capt.) — Brampton, Ont.
  • Aaron Johnson — Surrey, B.C.
  • Ravinderpal Singh — Vancouver
  • Navneet Dhaliwal — Brampton, Ont.
  • Kaleem Sana — Vancouver
  • Dilon Heyliger — Toronto
  • Jeremy Gordon — Toronto
  • Nikhil Dutta — Brampton, Ont.
  • Pargat Singh — Surrey, B.C.
  • Nicholas Kirton — Toronto
  • Rayyan Pathan — Toronto
  • Junaid Siddiqui — Mississauga, Ont.
  • Dilpreet Bajwa — Surrey, B.C.
  • Shreyas Movva (wicket-keeper) — Montreal
  • Rishiv Joshi — Toronto
  • Coach: Pubudu Dassanayake — Barrie, Ont.

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