Pakistan faces elimination from T20 World Cup due to 'state of emergency', internet says 'Qudrat Ka Nizam'





A state of emergency has been declared in Fort Lauderdale due to potentially deadly flash flooding in Florida. Hundreds of flights to and from South Florida airports have been blocked by local authorities. As a result, the Sri Lanka cricket team, which is currently participating in the T20 World Cup, found itself stranded in the city. Fort Lauderdale is one of three venues in the United States slated to host T20 World Cup matches. The first match in the city – Sri Lanka vs Nepal – was also canceled due to heavy rain in and around the stadium.

“Preliminary reports indicate that rainfall and flooding have affected and may continue to impact the operational capacity of critical infrastructure, including major highways, state and county roads, airports, schools and others critical infrastructure in these counties,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. of Florida, said in the statement.

The Sri Lankan team was scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean islands on Wednesday, but heavy rain and flooding forced them to delay their departure.

Sri Lanka will face Netherlands in Saint Lucia in their final group match on Monday, June 17. They have lost two of their three matches so far, but have an outside chance of qualifying for the Super 8 stage.

Meanwhile, Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale is set to host key matches this week, with Pakistan and the United States both battling for a spot in the next round of Group A.

While the United States takes on Ireland on Friday, Pakistan faces the same opponents on Sunday. If the United States beats Ireland or the match is canceled, they will join India as the second team from Group A to qualify for the Super 8, meaning Pakistan's match on Sunday will have no impact. relevance.

However, if USA loses to Ireland, Pakistan can write their own destiny when they take on the Irish on Sunday.

India continues to lead Group A with six points from three matches (NRR +1.137). THE Rohit Sharma-the driven side is assured of a Super 8 berth. The United States is still second with four points from three games, but its NRR has fallen to +0.127. This is major good news for Pakistan as its NRR is now better than that of the United States.

This means Pakistan can qualify for the Super Eight stage of the 2024 T20 World Cup even if they beat Ireland by a slim margin in their final Group A match on Sunday, provided the United States- United lose to the same team on Friday.

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