Bangalore: Feb 26: With the chaos concerning ticket sales sorting itself out, somewhat, and fans set to storm Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore for Sunday's crucial World Cup tie between India and England, all arrangements for a scintillating game of cricket appear to be in place. Almost.
Many will be worrying about whether or not the weather will hold up. Bangalore as a microcosm of India, has to bear the brunt of the defining factor of our atmosphere - unpredictable weather. After a few days of light showers beating down across the city, fans and city residents alike, will be hoping that the trend doesn't continue into Sunday afternoon.
The signs from the Met department are positive. The forecast says "partly cloudy", though with no real chance of rain. So do we fall back on an optimistic weather prediction or rely on heavy prayers ahead of the game? Either way, the weather is out of our hands and the falling solely in the indisputable domain of the rain gods.
Rain ha already left its mark on this World Cup. The game between South Africa and the West Indies was momentarily disrupted by a thick drizzle on Thursday evening. Hopefully, teh same won't happen when India and England take the field on Sunday at 2:30 in the afternoon.