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World Cup 2019: Rain may play spoilsport for teams, but not ICC's finances

The ICC is protected by rain insurance cover, which means it will be compensated for the refunds it is required to pay to ticket holders as applicable

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MS Dhoni outside the dressing room at Trent Bridge. The ICC is protected by rain insurance cover, which means it will be compensated for the refunds it is required to pay to ticket holders as applicable. Photo: Reuters

A no-result because of rain washing out matches could make the difference between qualification to the semi-finals or otherwise, but the International Cricket Council (ICC), organisers of the Cricket World Cup, may not suffer much of a financial loss. The ICC is protected by rain insurance cover, which means it will be compensated for the refunds it is required to pay to ticket holders as applicable. There’s a 100 per cent refund to ticket purchasers if less than 15 overs have been bowled in a match, and a 50 per cent refund if play has taken place between 15.1 over and 29.5 ...