4 Times When Teams Forfeited World Cup Games

3. Windies against Sri Lanka in 1996

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Just like the Aussies, the Windies also showed their fears about playing in Colombo. After a week of Australian walkover, the Windies also decided to forfeit their game and give two points to the hosts.

The Windies were in Group A of the tournament with Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The rules of the tournament was that four teams from the group will progress to the quarters.

Everyone expected that Zimbabwe and Kenya will be left out. But the Windies walkover gave them another chance. Windies started the tournament with a big win before losing the second game to India.

They gave a walkover to Sri Lanka and lost the next game shockingly by 73 runs against Kenya. At this point, the Windies, Zimbabwe and Kenya were tied with same points. The Caribbean side had to win their final must-win game against Australia.

They managed to win it by four wickets in a 230-run chase, with only seven balls remaining. Both Zimbabwe and Kenya lost their final games, which meant the two-time CWC champions qualify for the quarters.