The Super Four clash of Pakistan and India at the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 will have a reserve day. The Asian Cricket Council decided to include the reserve day only for the arch-rivals' Super Four match, and in case the match doesn't get completed on Sunday, i.e., September 10, it will be moved to Monday, September 11.
Though efforts will be made to complete the match on the original day, even if it means shortening the contest, in case the reserve day is triggered, the game will be the same as on the last ball of day one. The group stage game between India and Pakistan got washed out, and since then, there have been talks that the Super Four matches were to be moved to Hambantota.
However, the ACC remained stuck to the original schedule, and with the heavy rain forecast lined up in Colombo over the weekend, the organisers decided to add a reserve day for the IND-PAK match. The reason behind this is that it is considered to be a big-ticket clash that brings a lot of revenue for the broadcasters.
As per the latest statement of the continental governing body, "A reserve day has been incorporated for the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4’s match between India and Pakistan scheduled to take place on 10th September at Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. If adverse weather suspends play during the Pakistan versus India game, the match will continue on 11th September from the point it was suspended."
Hence, in case the match is pushed to Monday, the Men in Blue will have to play back-to-back matches, as they are slated to take on Sri Lanka on Tuesday, September 12.