What if Rain Intervenes in Playoff Matches? – BCCI Releases Guidance

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IPL 2022 playoffs have been scheduled to play between May 24-29 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2022 will decide the first team to qualify for the final match.

What if Rain Intervenes in Playoff Matches

Qualifier 1 and the Eliminator, both of which will be played in Kolkata at the iconic Eden Gardens have a rain threat and all four teams will be watchful of the same. In the first game, Gujarat Titans take on Rajasthan Royals, and in the second Lucknow plays RCB.

If there is a situation of rain, firstly each of the four games in the final phase of the tournament has 120 minutes extra and a game can start without any overs being deducted at 9:40 PM.

In the playoffs, if the overs are reduced, the lowest number of overs it can come down to is 5 overs a side and that can start latest by 11:56 pm.

The Eliminators and the Qualifier do not have a reserve day unlike the final, and in a situation where even the 5 overs a side can’t be played out, the game will be decided by a Super Over and it would need to start by 12:50 AM.

If the Eliminators and Qualifiers cannot be decided by a Super Over, then the team that finished highest in the IPL 2022 points table after the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant play-off match or final.

For the two Qualifiers and the Eliminator, which do not have reserve days, if one innings is complete but no play is possible in the second, the DLS method will be applied to determine the match result.