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With rains threatening to wash out key world cup matches, ICC seeks PM Modi's help on how to take advantage of cloud cover

13, Jun 2019 By @jurnoleast

The typical English weather has once again threatened to wash out most of the key matches this Cricket World Cup and has left the ICC in a bit of a quandary. In a bid to squeeze itself out of the situation, the cricketing body has now sought help from PM Modi on how to make the best use of the cloud cover.

Around 30  matches more are scheduled at the event and with the unpredictable weather, the global cricketing event could turn into a damp squib.

In a letter written to BCCI, the current ICC CEO Dave Richardson asked for help to deal with the situation. Speaking to Faking News the ICC Chief said, “Few months back I had watched an interview given by PM Modi to a news channel. I remember him mentioning something about taking advantage of cloud cover. I think the context was air-strikes. But we feel his advice could be of some help to us.”

With the crucial India-Pak clash just a few days from now, ICC does not want to take any chances. Team India Coach in a series of tweets lauded the ICC for taking initiative and said, “A day without cricket is a day wasted. I hope our respect PM shares his expertise and saves the day. In the end cricket will have to be the winner.”

Sources from the PMs office revealed that PM Modi has received the letter and taken cognizance of the weather situation. It is not yet clear if he will be traveling to England but a high level meeting will be taking place in the capital today.

Home Minister Amit Shah, refused to divulge details of the meeting but said, “Kaale baadalon ne mahagatbandhan bana liya hai England mein. Aur Modiji toh mahagatbandhan ko thikane lagane mein expert  hain. Toh nishchint rahiye, iss samasya ka hal avashya nikalega.”