World Cup 2019: Three rained out matches in a week, the most in single edition of tourney

The Cricket World Cup 2019, with three rained out matches within a week, already has the most number of no result/abandoned games since the tournament started in 1975.

The contest between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled.   -  AP

Cricket World Cup 2019, being hosted by England and Wales, had it's third rained out game within a week on Tuesday. This is already the highest number of abandoned/no result games due to rain in a single edition of the tournament. 

The Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match in Bristol on Tuesday, was the second washout at the venue in five days.

This is the first World Cup in which two matches have been abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The other two rained out matches were Sri Lanka-Pakistan in Bristol, and the West Indies-South Africa game in Southampton which was abandoned after 7.3 overs.

Rain also affected India's practice session in Nottingham. Rains are predicted over the week and it could have a bearing on India's matches against New Zealand on June 13 and Pakistan on June 16.

India has started its World Cup campaign with two wins. Captain Virat Kohli and his men would be hoping the rain relents on match days.

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