If even an over-a-side isn’t possible, league placement will take precedence and decide the winner, according to an IPL briefing note.
This also applies to Qualifier 1, Eliminator, Qualifier 2 which do not have reserve days.
May 30 has been set aside as a reserve day for the summit battle, which begins at 8 p.m.
With the IPL relocating to Kolkata for the playoffs and the poor weather forecast for the city, the IPL has issued specific guidelines in the event of rain-stopped games.
While the Gujarat Titans take on the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, the Lucknow Super Giants take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore the next day in the Eliminator at the same venue.
The second qualifier and the final are scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad on Friday and Sunday respectively.
“The number of overs in the playoff match may be reduced if necessary, giving each side an opportunity to beat by five overs,” read the IPL guidelines.
“In the event that it is not possible for the Eliminator and all Qualifier Playoff games to schedule a five-over match by the end of overtime on the original day, conditions permitting, teams will play a Super to determine the winner of the applicable Eliminator or Qualifier match.”
If the Super Over is not possible, “the team that finishes best in the league table after 70 regular-season games will be declared the winner of the relevant playoff game or final,” he added.
In the case of both qualifiers and the eliminator, the DLS method comes into play when one inning is completed but no play is possible in the second.
If the finals start on May 29th, ie at least one ball is thrown, the game will continue from the point where it ended the previous day. For the avoidance of doubt, all game recalculations are performed without actually resuming the game from the previous day, and the night is ignored.”
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