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IPL 2022: Final Will Be Having A Reserve Day In Case Of Any Disruption
By CricShots - May 23, 2022 6:45 pm
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The final of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be having a reserve day if there is a rain interruption. A brief note from IPL also started that there will be a Super Over for every Playoff match as well if two teams finish any game as a tie at the end of a combined 40 overs.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the IPL 2021

The teams will also be locking horns with each other in a Super Over to decide the result if any of the playoff matches of IPL 2022 is disrupted by the weather and no play is possible in the stipulated amount of time. Also, the league standings will be used to identify the winners if the ground conditions continue to remain unplayable even for a super over. Notably, there is a reserve day for the final. The recent developments have been confirmed by a brief note released by IPL.

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The recent guidelines from the IPL governing council state, “The number of overs in the playoff match may, if necessary, be reduced so that each side has the opportunity to bat for five overs.”

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IPL 2022 trophy

It further added, “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 five-over match to complete by the end of the extra time on an original day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the relevant Eliminator or Qualifier match.”

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Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be locking horns with each other in Qualifier 1 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on May 24 and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be locking horns with each other at the same venue the next day in the Eliminator. According to the reports of ESPNCricinfo, with an inclement weather forecast for the city at least for the first few days of the week, there is a worry about matches playing out as scheduled, which necessitated the guidelines.