Super Over Could Determine Winner if Rain Plays Spoilsport

Super Over IPL 15 champions can decide to play spoiler and cannot play in the regulation time.

If even one side can’t be bypassed, the league’s standings will take precedence and will determine the winner, according to an IPL briefing note.

This will also apply to qualifier 1, remover, qualifier 2, which have no hold days.

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May 30 has been designated as a backup day for the big match which will start at 8pm.

With the IPL moving to Kolkata for the qualifiers and the inclement weather forecast for the city, the IPL has issued certain guidelines in case of intermittent games.

As the Gujarat Titans face the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, Lucknow Super Giants will play the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the same venue the next day at Eliminator.

The second and final qualifiers will be held in Ahmedabad on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

The IPL guidelines read: “The number of overruns in a play-off may be reduced, if necessary, so that each side has a batting opportunity of five.”

“For the Eliminator and each Playoff Playoff, in the event that a five-way match cannot be scheduled to be completed by the end of overtime on the original day, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Great Match over to determine the winner of the relevant Eliminator or Qualifier match.”

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He added that if the superover “can’t be the team that finished highest in the league table after 70 games of the regular season, it will be declared the winner of the relevant play-off or final match”.

In the case of Qualifiers and Eliminators, if one round is completed but not

Play is possible in a second, you will enter DLS mode.

If the final begins on May 29, with at least one ball thrown, the match will resume at the point where it left off the day before. For the avoidance of doubt, any match recalculations without actually restarting the match the previous night will be ignored.”

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