Originally Posted by John King
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The point is suggest another time to hold the cup then, because afaic, even the lesser months get more precipitation than what England gets in their wettest months.
My point is these things are really out of their hands who draw up the fixtures. Only 2 weeks back Guyana was suffering a drought, which is not something you'd predict looking at the precipitation charts.
I agree your point regarding having extra days for these matches.
I don't see the relevance of the England comparison. Whether a tournament is being held in England or elsewhere it seems to me to make sense to schedule it when the weather tends to be best suited to cricket. It's about minimising the risk of games being ruined by the weather.
You seem to be a little defensive about the Guyanese weather. No-one's having a go about that, and no-one's saying that tournaments shouldn't be held there. What I'm saying is that, given it's a rainy place, scheduling a tournament there in the wet season seems stupid. What's even more stupid is not arranging a back-up day.
The fact that it rains in England is not the issue. What is relevant is that they don't schedule tournaments in England when the weather is likeliest to be bad. If they scheduled international cricket in England in, say, January, and it was too dark, too wet and too cold to play, I'd call that stupid too.
There's a reason why it's called the wet season.
In England you're gambling with the weather - you could have 3 weeks of glorious sunshine, or you could have 3 weeks of rubbish weather. That's just the chances you take with the British summer.
On the other hand, Guyana is in a tropical region of the world, and has a wet season where you're likely to get heavy rain. It's the drought that's unusual.
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