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IPL 2022 Playoffs Rules: Super Over to decide results in case of disruption & more

The Gujarat Titans will face Rajasthan Royals in the first qualifier of the 2022 IPL at the Eden Gardens.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 23 May 2022 10:45 pm

The IPL board has announced some key rule changes for the upcoming playoffs with respect to the determination of results in case of disruptions due to any factors. According to the guidelines, will be decided by a Super Over if any disturbance is caused by bad weather or a spike in COVID-19 cases.

As per the IPL briefing, the group stage points will be used to decide the winners if games are called off. In a case where the first three playoff games are delayed, the match will start at 9:40 PM and similarly the final can start at 10:10 PM as per the latest guidelines reported. 

“The number of overs in the playoff match may, if necessary, be reduced so that each side has the opportunity to bat for five overs,” the guidelines continued. 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 five-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,” the guidelines added.

The guidelines also stated that the Super Over must start at 12:50 AM for the disrupted games to complete. While for the final, it must begin at 1:20 AM.

“For the final, in the event that it is not possible to schedule a five 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 1.20 am (final),” the guidelines stated. 

The reports also say that there will be a reserve day for the IPL final that is scheduled for 29 May. But there will be no reserve days for the two Qualifiers and the Eliminator match. Similarly, in the three playoff games other than the final where only one innings is played and the second innings is abandoned, the results will be determined via Duckworth Lewis and Stern Method (DLS).

Notably, The knockout stage of the IPL 2022 will commence on May 24 with the Qualifier 1 & Eliminator scheduled to take place at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. However, the Qualifier 2 and the final will be hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Here are the key rule changes for the IPL 2022 Playoffs and Finals:

  1. If any disturbance is caused by bad weather or a spike in COVID-19 cases, the IPL 2022 playoffs will be decided by a super over.
  2. In case any of the first three playoff games are delayed, the match will start at 9:40 PM and similarly the final can start at 10:10 PM.
  3. The number of overs in the playoff match if necessary can be reduced so that each side has the opportunity to bat for five overs in affected conditions.
  4. The Super Over must start at 12:50 AM for the disrupted Play-off games to complete. While the final, it must begin at 1:20 AM.
  5. A reserved day has been kept only for IPL 2022 final.
  6. If the Final is pushed to a reverse day where even a five-over match cannot be completed by the end of the extra time, a Super Over will determine the winner of the final.
  7. In the three playoff games other than the Final where only one innings is played and the second innings is abandoned, the results will be determined via (DLS).

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