IPL 2022 playoffs: Super Over to determine result in case of disruption

A Tremendous Over will determine the consequence if any of the IPL playoff matches – together with the ultimate – is disrupted by the climate and no play is feasible in regulation time. And in case the bottom circumstances proceed to stay unplayable, then the league standings will likely be used to establish the winners, an IPL briefing notice has confirmed.

Gujarat Titans will face Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Might 24 and Lucknow Tremendous Giants will play Royal Challengers Bangalore on the identical venue the following day within the Eliminator. With inclement climate forecast for the town not less than for the primary few days of the week, there’s a fear about video games taking part in out as scheduled, which necessitated the rules, accessed by ESPNcricinfo.

An allowance of an additional two hours over the stipulated 200 minutes of match time has been added to the taking part in circumstances. In case the begins are delayed, the primary three playoff matches – together with Qualifier 2 in Ahmedabad on Might 27 – can start as late as 9.40pm, and the ultimate, additionally in Ahmedabad on Might 29, can start as late as at 10.10pm with none overs being misplaced. Whereas the 2 strategic timeouts per innings will likely be retained, the one tweak – effected in case of a delayed begin – can be the mid-match break being halved.

“The variety of overs within the playoff match might, if essential, be lowered so that every facet has the chance to bat for 5 overs,” the rules stated. There will likely be no timeouts for a five-overs-a-side sport which may have a cut-off begin time of 4 minutes earlier than midnight (11.56 pm) with a 10-minute innings break and a scheduled end time of 12.50pm. In case the ultimate is lowered to a five-overs-a-side match, it could want to start newest by 12.26am.

“For the Eliminator and every Qualifier playoff matches (the place there isn’t any reserve day), within the occasion that it isn’t potential to schedule a five-over match to finish by the top of the additional time on the unique day, the groups will, if circumstances allow, play a Tremendous Over to find out the winner of the related Eliminator or Qualifier match,” the rules added. The Tremendous Over would wish to start out at 12.50am newest for these matches to complete.

Within the state of affairs the place the Tremendous Over can be not potential, “the crew that completed highest within the league desk after the 70 matches of the common season shall be declared the winner of the related playoff match or closing”.

The IPL closing will begin at 8 pm, which is half an hour later than the same old beginning time of seven.30pm. Might 30 will likely be reserve day if the ultimate is disrupted and can’t be completed for any motive on that day. For the 2 Qualifiers and the Eliminator, which wouldn’t have reserve days, if one innings is full however no play is feasible within the second, the DLS methodology will likely be utilized to find out the match consequence.

The IPL has additionally identified that in case the ultimate begins on Might 29 (not less than one ball is bowled), however is “not completed on the unique day”, then the match can be wrapped on the reserve day. “The match will resume on the level the place it stopped on the day past. For the avoidance of doubt, any match recalculations achieved with out the match really restarting on the earlier night time will likely be ignored.”

In case no play is feasible after the toss within the closing, groups may have a contemporary toss on the reserve day. The IPL stated the reserve day will comprise the identical quantity of taking part in time – 5 hours and 20 minutes together with the 2 additional hours obtainable in case of any disruption or rain.

Utilizing the Tremendous Over methodology to find out the winner in a rain-affected match is a primary. Usually in T20Is, if a five-overs-a-side choice just isn’t potential, then the match is deserted.

For the ultimate, the Tremendous Over might want to begin by 1.20am. “For the ultimate, within the occasion that it isn’t potential to schedule a 5 over match to be accomplished by the top of the additional time on the reserve day, the groups will, if circumstances allow, play a Tremendous Over to find out the winner of the ultimate. Because of this the pitch and floor have to be prepared for play in order that the Tremendous Over can begin on the newest by 1.20am (closing).”

Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo

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