IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 GT vs RR: Rajasthan Royals Give Crucial Rain And Weather Update Ahead Of Match
IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 Rain Update: Should rain gods play spoilsport and no play is possible in regulation time, then a Super Over could decide the fate of the two teams.
With less than 6 hours to the toss for the IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals, the weather and rain update from Kolkata is quite grim. Rajasthan Royals shred a video from their team hotel of it raining. The Kolkata sky looks grey with dark clouds in the video and that surely isn't great news for cricket fans in the country.
As per the AccuWeather website, thunderstorms is expected around afternoon today. But as the day passes, the weather is expected to clear up briefly. The website, however, also states that at around 8pm (IST), it is expected to be cloudy with thunderstorms.
Should rain gods play spoilsport and no play is possible in regulation time, then a Super Over could decide the fate of the two teams.
If in the event that a Super Over is also not possible, the league standing will take precedence and will decide the winner, news agency PTI quoting an IPL briefing note reported on Monday.
"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," PTI reported quoting the IPL guidelines.
"For the Eliminator and each Qualifier playoff matches, 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." If the Super Over is not possible "the team that finished highest in the league table after the 70 matches of the regular season shall be declared the winner of the relevant playoff match or final," it added.
While Qualifier 1 and Eliminator are scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Qualifier 2 and the final are slated to be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
(With PTI inputs)