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Old 08-15-2019, 04:59 PM
Wallaby is offline
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Location: Melbourne, Far South
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The issue with rain and washouts in cricket, is that it they have always been a part of the culture of the game. Because cricket has the draw - because you run out of time to finish the game - there has always been the narrative of one team 'hurrying to beat the weather' and the other side 'hanging on grimly and praying for rain'. Entire 5-test series have been played where one side got lucky in one test and the other 4 get washed out. Sure, it's not fair, and extremely frustrating if your team is on the wrong end of it, but it's part of the game's fabric.

But, then I guess 'bad light' was also a similar factor, and now we are using floodlights regularly, so it's possible things may change.