IPL final: What happens if rain plays spoilsport on reserve day too?

The final should start latest by 9.35pm to play a 20-over match

IPL final (File) Groundsmen holding umbrellas near the covered pitch as it rains ahead of the IPL 2023 final cricket match between GT and CSK at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad | PTI

The Indian Premier League's 2023 final match on Sunday got pushed to reserve day following heavy rains. But, what would happen if match is washed out on reserve day too due to rain?

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. 

According to reports, same playing conditions would apply on reserve day as well. The final should start latest by 9.35pm to play a 20-over match and the cut-off time for five-over per side match is 12.06am. 

But, if the reserved day is also affected by weather conditions or is washed out, the team which ends at the first position after the league round wins the title.

The defending champions Gujarat Titans had topped the points table after the 70-match league round, finishing as the only team to have won 10 out of 14 matches and 20 points. Chennai Super Kings had finished second with 17 points.

(With PTI inputs.)


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