UK: What impact is climate change having on cricket?
Cricket has always been a sport at the mercy of the weather.
In the 1930s, county cricket clubs in England were headed for financial ruin after a succession of wet summers. Twenty years later, persistent rain saw desperate clubs experiment with blankets, rubber mats and suction pumps.
As recently as the summer of 2012, three of England's 13 One Day International events were abandoned due to rain, while no result was possible in two of their seven Test matches with West Indies and South Africa.