Match Playing Conditions
WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS INTERFERING WITH PEPSI IPL 2016 PLAYOFF MATCHES
MATCH PLAYING CONDITIONS BRIEFING NOTE
Below is a summary of the implications of any of the VIVO IPL 2016 playoff matches being interrupted by rain or other reason. For a full understanding, please refer to the Match Playing Conditions – and specifically clauses 12.4.2, 12.5, 21.2 & 21.10.
1. Extra time of 120 minutes is available for each playoff match.
2. A playoff 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).
3. A reserve day is available for the final but not the four playoff matches, as follows:
a. Qualifier 1 – no reserve day
b. Eliminator – no reserve day
c. Qualifier 2 – no reserve day
d. Final – reserve day: 30 May 2016 at Wankhede Stadium starting at 8.00pm
An additional 120 minutes of extra time is available on the reserve day.
4. 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.
5. The latest that a five overs per side match can start is 12.26am (ten minute interval, no timeouts) – with a scheduled finish of 1.20am.
6. 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.
7. Examples of the application of paragraph 6:
a. Final starts and after 4 overs of the first innings, rain prevents any further play that night → the match restarts at 8.00pm on 30 May 2016 with (if conditions allow) the first innings being completed (16 overs) and the full second innings of 20 overs.
b. If any Qualifier or the Eliminator starts on time and the first innings of 20 overs is completed but after 5.1 overs of the second innings, rain prevents any further play that night → the result is decided that night under the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method.
c. After the toss for the Final, no play is possible that night → a new 20 over per side match starts at 8.00pm on 30 May 2016. Each team can select a new team.
8. 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 1.20am.
9. 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).
10. 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 56 matches of the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant playoff match or final.