MS Dhoni is one of the most well-known names in cricket history. The crowd goes wild whenever he walks out to bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) or is shown on the screen by a reporter. Thousands of MSD fans flocked to Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (May 28) to watch the Chennai Super Kings take on the Gujarat Titans. However, due to inclement weather, the game was canceled, and the final was rescheduled for Monday, May 29. Pictures of CSK fans sleeping at the Ahmedabad train station went viral after the game was cancelled.
Rain has hampered the plans of both the Chennai Super Kings and the Gujarat Titans, who are keen to play, for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 grand finale at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The coin toss has been postponed due to heavy rain on Sunday. The rain ceased about 8:55 p.m., and the players began to warm up because the match couldn’t begin before 9:35 p.m.
Before that could happen, it began to rain again, this time more heavily. The covers were replaced. The game’s administrators believed it couldn’t happen. The deadline was Monday, May 29 at 00:06 IST, and the event finished at 22:54 IST and was postponed to a backup day.
As the backup day approaches, the most pressing question is what will happen if it continues to rain on Monday and the final is rained out.
Rain delays on Reserve Day:
If it rains on Reserve Day, the rules for the finish time are the same as they were on Sunday.
The game will begin to lose overs at 9:35 p.m. The match will thereafter get shorter and shorter until it concludes at 12:06 a.m. (Tuesday) for a five-over match.
If it continues to rain, a super-over will be used to determine the winner. To be prepared for this situation, the fields and pitch must be ready by 1:20 a.m. IST.
What if there is no play on Reserve Day as well?
If the entire game is rained out, the victor of the knockout game or final will be the team that finished first in the league table after 70 regular-season games. That means that if the rainy day game does not take place, the Gujarat Titans, the current IPL champions, will retain the title because they are at the top of the league table.
What to expect on Monday:
A thunderstorm is expected around 5 p.m. IST. It is expected to last approximately one hour. However, it does not appear that it will rain throughout the play, therefore the entire 20-over game may take place. This means that fans and players can expect an entertaining encounter that will go on indefinitely.