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India-Bangladesh second T20I also in danger due to cyclone ‘Maha’


After the first T20I was on the verge of being cancelled due to extreme pollution levels in the city, the second T20I among India and Bangladesh could be in peril of being abandoned by extreme cyclonic storm Maha.

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1000th T20 match in history, on the other hand, Delhi’s extreme pollution. The first match was discussed for multiple reasons. But at last, the match was played and Bangladesh won that match. The wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim scored a brilliant half-century to grab the win for his side by 7 wickets against the mighty India.

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But in the meantime, another bad news awaits. While the first one is not canceled due to pollution, Rajkot is more likely to not make the second Twenty20 match in the series.

The second match of the series is on Thursday, November 7 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Weather forecasts in Saurashtra and entire southern Gujarat said that the match between India and Bangladesh may not be happened because of the extreme cyclone ‘Maha’.

Jayant Sarkar, head of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), told the news agency PTI that the storm could collapse at 120km on Wednesday night to Thursday morning. At the moment, Cyclone ‘Maha’ is located 580 km from Diu and 580 km northwest of Veraval.

The cyclone has been in terrible shape currently, as per the Jayant government. In that case, there will be heavy rains in Saurashtra and southern Gujarat in the days ahead. If this rain remains, it is more likely not to make the second T20 match between Bangladesh and India.

Popular commentator of India, Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter on the future of cyclones and the match, “And now, with a game in Rajkot ahead, news of a cyclone on the West coast on Nov 06/07 with a danger alert issued to fishermen on the Saurashtra coast. Hope it isn’t dangerous for the people living there. The weather has been most unpredictable this year.”

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