The International Cricket Council (ICC) made a few announcements regarding the playing conditions for the T20 World Cup final on Saturday. The match will be played between Pakistan and England.
On Sunday, Pakistan and England will compete against each other at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to determine who will advance to the T20 World Cup final. In the other semifinal, Pakistan prevailed over New Zealand, and England, led by Jos Buttler, won a resounding victory over India to earn a spot in the championship match.
On the other hand, a rain threat looms charge for the final, as the weather forecast indicates there is a possibility of rain on Sunday. It is essential to be aware that there is a chase day set aside on Monday in the event that a match cannot take place on the day it was originally scheduled.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) made the announcement on Saturday that there will be only a few minor changes to the playing conditions for the final.
According to an official release, “The Event Technical Committee (ETC) has increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day to four hours from the original provision of two hours (clause 13.7.3 of the Playing Conditions) in the event that more time is required to complete the match and get a result.” This change was made in response to the possibility that more time might be needed to finish the match and determine the winner.
In order to qualify as a match for the final, each team must play a total of ten overs during the knockout stage.
In the release, it was stated that “it may be noted that 10 overs per side are required to constitute a match in the knockout stage.” Additionally, “every effort will be taken to complete the match on the scheduled match day, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place,” the release stated. “It may be noted that 10 overs per side are required to constitute a match in the knockout stage.”
“The match will only move into the reserve day if the minimum number of overs required to constitute a match on Sunday is unable to be bowled. The play for the reserve day will start at 15h00 (9:30AM IST), and it will be a continuation of the play from the day that was originally scheduled for the match “it added.
On Sunday, there will be an additional 30 minutes of extra time available for the match to be finished, and on Monday, there will be an additional four hours of extra time available for the match to be finished.
If the scores are tied at the end of the match, there will be a Super Over played to determine the winner; however, if the weather prevents the Super Over from being completed, Pakistan and England will be considered to have shared victory.