IPL Final: Match moved to reserve day

The toss got delayed due to heavy downpour

IPL final Groundsmen holding umbrellas near the covered pitch as it rains ahead of the IPL final cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad | PTI

The Indian Premier League final between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings has been moved to reserve day, on Monday, owing to heavy rains in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

The toss got delayed due to heavy downpour. It began drizzling just about half an hour before the toss time and the ground staff was quick to cover the centre with two separate layers of sheets, along with covering the areas of run-ups for fast bowlers.

But the intensity of downpour picked up heavily, along with thunder and lightning soon, and the fans who had filled up the stands in large numbers, were forced to look for cover and retreat into the stands.

Huge puddles of water were also seen adjacent to the centre strip which remained uncovered.

As per the rules, if the IPL final is affected by rains or washed out on the day of the match, the game can be played on the next day which is treated as a reserve day.

The official Twitter handle of IPL tweeted, “The #Final of the #TATAIPL 2023 has been moved to the reserve day on 29th May – 7.30pm at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Physical tickets for today will be valid tomorrow.” 

(With PTI inputs.)


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