Disappointed but right decision made: Buttler on washout

England skipper Jos Buttler was understandably disappointed after their pivotal T20 World Cup clash against Australia was canceled due to rain, but insisted the right decision had been made as the conditions were unsuitable for taking to the field.

For England, it was their second consecutive game that was affected by rain. Although no ball was thrown on Friday, England had lost to Ireland via the DLS method after the rain was a bummer towards the end of the game.

“They (the umpires) had some serious concerns and I think they were right. The outfield is very wet, there are some areas within the 30 yard circle that were not suitable for play. As much as we all want to play cricket, it has to be safe and it certainly wasn’t,” Buttler said.

“I think any bowler who has bowled there would have been concerned. Player safety is very important and it was not fit to play be it our bowlers or the Australian bowlers. I think the right decision was made.” Even the afternoon match in the MCG between Afghanistan and Ireland had rained out. Melbourne has experienced unusual rainfall at this time of year, although the cricket season in Australia starts from November.

Asked about rain making their way to the semi-finals more difficult, Buttler said: ”I don’t really have any frustrations. I’m not a weather expert in Australia at this time of year, but we all want to play full cricket matches. Of course we do. “Obviously we play an open-air sport and the elements are a big part of our game. They influence the surface we play on, they influence the conditions in an intriguing way, and that is what makes our sport truly unique.

“But now we have unfortunately had two weather-affected games. You don’t want to be involved in those games, but it’s going to happen wherever you play in the world.” PTI BS PDS PDS

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