The champions of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be crowned on Sunday, with the summit clash scheduled to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Titans, who are the defending champions, would be hoping to retain the trophy that they won last year. But, standing in front of them is the Super Kings hurdle, a side that has won the trophy 4 times, under the leadership of MS Dhoni. The toss is delayed due to heavy rain in Ahmedabad. When the two teams faced each other in Qualifier 1, Dhoni’s men emerged triumphant comfortably. However, the two teams will have another factor to prepare for in the final as they square off again in the summit clash.
Is there a Reserve Day in place if the IPL 2023 final gets abandoned?
There is a reserve day if play is not possible on Sunday. In case of a match, the cut-off is 9:35 PM after which overs will be deducted. Cut-off for a 5-over game in 12:06 AM.
What is the cut-off for a 5-over game?
The IPL rule book clearly states – “For the Eliminator and each Qualifier playoff matches (where there is no reserve day), in the event that it is not possible to schedule a 5 over match to complete by the end of the extra time on the original day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the relevant Eliminator or Qualifier match. This means that the pitch and ground must be ready for play so that the Super Over can start at the latest by 12.50am.”
What is the cut-off for super over?
In case of a further delay, the tournament can be decided by super over. The rules explained – “For the Final, in the event that it is not possible to schedule a 5 over match to be completed by the end of the extra time on the reserve day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the final. This means that the pitch and ground must be ready for play so that the Super Over can start at the latest by 1.20am (Final).”
Who wins if super over also cannot be organised?
It is advantage Gujarat Titans if the final is completely abandoned. The defending champions will win the title because of their superior performance in the group stage in comparison to Chennai Super Kings. The rule states – “In the event that it is not possible to start the Super Over as described in paragraphs 8 and 9 or to then complete the Super Over without interruption, the team that finished highest in the league table after the 70 matches of the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant playoff match or final.”
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