The four teams Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challenges Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants are set for the playoffs of the IPL 2022. Playoffs matches will start from 24th May at Eden Gardens. But There is a possibility of rain this week in Kolkata. If this happens, there are several guidelines for the playoffs matches and final.
First qualifier of IPL 2022 will be played on Tuesday between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals. Eliminator match between RCB and LSG will be played on Wednesday also at Eden Gardens. Qualifier 2 and Final match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium on 27th and 30th May respectively. Playoffs matches will start from 7:30 pm where as Final match at 8 pm.
IPL 2022 Playoffs and Final Match Rules : If rain interrupts the matches
According iplt20.com , here are IPL 2022 playoffs and final match rules, incase of weather or other conditions interfering the matches.
- Extra time of 120 minutes is available for each playoff match.
- A playoff match can start on the original day as late as 9.40pm without the number of overs being reduced (10 minute interval, time-outs retained). The Final match can start on the original day as late as 10.10pm without the number of overs being reduced (10 minute interval, time-outs retained)
- A reserve day is available for the final on the 30th May 2022 at Shri Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad starting at 8.00pm. An additional 120 minutes of extra time is available on the reserve day.
- The number of overs in the playoff match may, if necessary, be reduced so that each side has the opportunity to bat for 5 overs.
- The latest that a five overs per side match can start is 11.56pm (10 minute interval, no timeouts) with a scheduled finish of 12.50pm. The cut off time for the Final will be 12.26 am for 5 overs per side game.
- If the Final has started (at least one ball bowled) but not finished on the original day, it will be completed on the reserve day. The match will resume at the point where it stopped on the previous day. For the avoidance of doubt, any match recalculations done without the match actually restarting on the previous night will be ignored. Note that 3 hours and 20 minute plus a further extra time of 2 hours are available for play on the reserve day.
- 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 5 over match to complete by the end of the extra time on the original day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the relevant Eliminator or Qualifier match. This means that the pitch and ground must be ready for
play so that the Super Over can start at the latest by 12.50am.
- For the Final, in the event that it is not possible to schedule a 5 over match to be completed by the end of the extra time on the reserve day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the final. This means that the pitch and ground must be ready for play so that the Super Over can start at the latest by 1.20am (Final).
- In the event that it is not possible to start the Super Over as described in paragraphs 8 and 9 or to then complete the Super Over without interruption, the team that finished highest in the league table after the 70 matches of the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant playoff match or final.
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