New Delhi: A Super Over could decide the champions of IPL 15 if rain gods are spoilsport and play cannot be played in regular time.
If even an over-a-side is not possible, the ranking takes precedence and the winner will be determined, according to an IPL briefing note.
This also applies to the Qualifier 1, Eliminator, Qualifier 2, which have no spare days.
May 30 has been set aside as a spare day for the summit conflict, which begins at 8 p.m.
With the IPL moving to Kolkata for the play-offs and the bad weather forecast for the city, the IPL has issued certain guidelines in the event of games interrupted by rain.
The second qualifier and the final are scheduled for Friday and Sunday in Ahmedabad respectively.
“The number of overs in the play-off game can be reduced, if necessary, so that each side has the opportunity to make five overs,” the IPL guidelines state.
“In the event that it is not possible for the Eliminator and each Playoff Qualifier to schedule a five-over match to be completed at the end of extra time on the original day, the teams, circumstances permitting, a Super Over to determine the winner of the relevant Eliminator or Qualifier match.”
If the Super Over is not possible, “the team that has finished highest in the ranking after the 70 games of the regular season will be declared the winner of the relevant play-off game or final”, it added.
In the case of the two Qualifiers and the Eliminator, if one inning is completed but no play is possible in the second, the DLS method will come into play.
If the final begins on May 29 with at least one ball thrown, the game will resume from where it stopped the previous day. To be clear, any recalculations of the match made without the match actually restarting the previous night will be ignored.”
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