WEATHER OR OTHER CONDITIONS INTERFERING WITH VIVO IPL 2017 PLAYOFF MATCHES
MATCH PLAYING CONDITIONS BRIEFING NOTE
Below is a summary of the implications of any of the VIVO IPL 2017 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, matches are as follows:
a.Qualifier 1 – no reserve day
b.Eliminator – no reserve day
c.Qualifier 2 – no reserve day
d.Final – reserve day: 22 May2017 at Hyderabad Stadium starting at 8.00pm
An additional 2hoursof 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 (10 minute interval, no timeouts) – with a scheduled finish of 1.20am.
6.If theFinal has started (at least one ball bowled) but not finished on the original day, it will be completedon 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 applications of paragraph 5 and 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 22May2017 with (if conditions allow) the first innings being completed (16 overs) and the full second innings of 20 overs.
b.If anyQualifier 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 thatnight 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 22 May 2017. 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 completedby 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 9or 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.