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India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup's biggest rivalry?


  • Nagraj Gollapudi in Manchester

Old Trafford wore a soggy look at 10am on Friday. Overhead, it was grey. It wasn't cold, but there was a light shower on.

Fifteen minutes later, it was pouring. The pitch had been secured by the hover cover, while the rest of the square was covered by sheets. More sheets covered the outfield in front of the B and D stands. In one corner, in front of the B stand, there was also a mobile lighting rig, generally used to help grow and maintain a good grass cover when natural light is in short ...


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