Michael Vaughan slams ICC for not having reserve day for a World Cup semi-final


Michael Vaughan

It turned out as a heartbreaking end for the England women’s team in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 as they crashed out of the World Cup due to rain. The semi-final clash between India and England was abandoned due to rain and India progressed to the final as they finished their league stage at the top of the table.

The weather forecast signalled a bad day at the Sydney Cricket Ground and it happened exactly as the prediction in the end. Due to persistent rain, the match was called off with a ball being bowled. It was a blessing in disguise for the men in blues, but an absolute unlucky day for the English team.


The cricket world expressed their frustration over the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not having a reserve day for a World Cup semi-final. Former England captain Michael Vaughan also lashed out at the ICC for not scheduling a reserve day.

The tweet created much controversy as some fans were all over the tweet and labelled it as ‘karma’ reminding him how the England men’s cricket team won the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand based on boundary count rule.

Vaughan didn’t take much time to shout back at the fans and insisted that the men’s team at least got the opportunity to play the game.

“All you muppets saying it’s karma, do one … At least the England men’s team had to produce skill on the day … to not have a chance to produce skill and it to be taken away by the weather is a shambles … anyway Morning everyone,” he tweeted.


Meanwhile, the second semi-final between South Africa and the hosts Australia were played at the same venue as well. It was also under the threat of getting abandoned, but thankfully the match took place in the end. The hosts managed to play the full 20 overs and scored 134 runs. Rain halted the match again and the match was reduced to 13 overs.

South Africa felt short off 5 runs and suffered another heartbreaking loss in a World Cup semi-final. The hosts Australia will face India in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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