NEW DELHI: The fickle English weather has made an impact on matches more than once during the 2019ICC World Cup. Four of the 45 league matches werehed out, the most in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
And rain once again played a role during the semi-final between India and New Zealand.
The first semi-final between India and New Zealand is being played two days after the intermittent rain stopped 46.1 overs after India against the five wickets against 211 for the 211 runs. Match officials waited for four hours while rain stopped and started before the decision to take the game to the reserve day.
So what happens if one or more of us? How will the winner be decided in case of a no-result?
HERE ARE THE RULES
RESEVE DAYS FOR ALL KNOCKOUT MATCHES
The ICC has done its bit to make sure According to the tournament rules, there is a reserve day for all three knockout fixtures. All three knockout matches have a reserve day, which is the day after the scheduled match day (July 10 for the first semi-final, July 12 for the second semi-final and July 15 for the final).
RESVEVE DAY MATCH RULES
If any of the two semi-finals or the final do not finish on the scheduled day, play will resume from the same position (score) on the following day. So it will be a continuation, not a restart If no play was possible on the scheduled match day, then a full 50 over a side match would start on the reserve day, if the weather permits.
Wherever possible, the effort will be to make sure that the match is completed on the same day. For this, the match could be reduced to 20 overs a side or extending the match by upto 2 hours.
FOR FULLY WASTED OUT MATCHES
But what happens if there is no play possible on both the scheduled and the reserve days?
In that scenario, the team that finished high on the points table after the league stage (team with more points) progress to the final. For example, if the India-New Zealand semi-final can not produce a result due to weather, India will go through to the final, because they topped the league table and New Zealand finished fourth. Similarly, Australia will progress to the final if their semi-final vs England does not produce an outright winner.
RAIN RULE FOR THE FINAL
For the final, if there is no play possible on the scheduled day (July 14) as well as the reserve day (July 15), then the trophy will be shared by the two finalists.
If any of the three knockout fixtures, two semi-finals or the final, end in a tie, the winner will be decided by a Super Over.