T20 warmup match between England and Pakistan abandoned because of rain, damaging World Cup prep

Pakistan's Haris Rauf speaks during a press conference, at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Monday May 27, 2024, ahead of the T20 cricket match against England on Tuesday. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The T20 World Cup preparations of England and Pakistan were further hurt after the third match of their warmup series was abandoned Tuesday without any play possible in Cardiff because of rain.

The first match of the series was also wiped out, before England won the second T20 by 23 runs in Edgbaston on Saturday.

The fourth and final match of the series is at The Oval in London on Thursday. Bad weather is forecast then, too.

The T20 World Cup begins on Saturday in the United States and the Caribbean, with England's opening match against Scotland in Barbados on June 4 and Pakistan playing for the first time on June 6 against the U.S.


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