The elite domestic tournament of India, the Ranji Trophy will have its knockout fixtures played from June 6. The quarterfinals of the 2022 edition of the red-ball tournament will be played in Bengaluru. However, there are high chances that rain will play a spoilsport during the matches as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a yellow alert for the city.
The weather forecasts for June 6 to June 10 also suggest rainfall. The highest probability of rain is on Wednesday (June 8). The forecasts for the other four days are also not too favorable.
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But since it’s unavoidable, it is better to look at what can happen if the games are washed out?
According to Point 16.9.6 of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) rulebook on ‘Playing Conditions for Ranji Trophy Matches’, if a result cannot be arrived at during the knockout stages – which includes the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final – due to inclement weather, the winning team will be decided on the basis of ‘Run Quotient’ (calculated up to a side’s previous game including the league phase).
What is Run Quotient?
The Run Quotient of a team can be calculated in three simple steps.
First, the total runs scored by a team in the tournament has to be divided by the total wickets lost by it.
Next, one has to find out the result of a division of the total runs scored against the team by the number of wickets taken by it.
The Run Quotient is finally calculated by dividing the result of the first step by the answer of the second step.
What happens if two teams have equal run quotients?
Although this is a rare scenario, the BCCI has kept a provision for such a scenario. If the run quotient for two teams comes out to be the same, the winner is decided by the toss of the coin in presence of the Match Referee. If there is no Match Referee available, the umpires will have to take up the role.