What happens if Reserve Day is rained off in the IPL 2023

What happens if Reserve Day is rained off in the IPL 2023 Final between CSK and GT?

The final of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was postponed due to rain on Sunday, May 28. The rain stopped for a while, but when it resumed, the match officials decided that the game would be canceled. The deadline was 00:06 IST (Monday, May 29), and the event was called off at 22:54 IST.

Nitin Menon stated that “conditions were quite good (at around 9 pm), even after 3 hours of rain,” but the heavens opened up once again to end the day’s play. There were large puddles of water on the ground, and the outfield was likewise in poor condition. The huge screen displayed “The IPL final has been moved to the reserve day at 7:30 PM, May 29th,” following which GT head coach Ashish Nehra and CSK head coach Stephen Fleming were seen shaking hands. The question heading into the reserve day is how the weather will be on Monday. Will it rain, or will the agony of both fans and players come to an end?

According to Accuweather, there is a risk of heavy rain (47 to 51 percent) from 4 pm to 6 pm, but there is no chance of rain after 7 pm. As a result, the game may begin with a little delay, but considering the drainage system at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the full 20 overs are expected. Throughout the game, there will be a 70 percent cloud cover. Humidity levels will be in the 40s and 50s.

What if the final is ruined by rain?

The reserve day’s playing conditions are nearly identical. A full 20-over game has a cut-off time of 21:45 IST. The cut-off time for a five-over match is at 23:56 IST. If that is not achievable, the Super Over deadline is 01:20 (Tuesday, May 30). If the entire match is rained out, the side with the highest point total (Gujarat Titans) will be proclaimed the champions.

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