India and Bangladesh are set to face each other in the U19 World Cup final scheduled to take place on Sunday at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. India, who have won the last edition, will be looking forward to defend their U19 World Cup title.
The Priyam Garg-led side came into the final after a stunning 10-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan. Now, the ‘Boys in Blue’ will be hoping to win their record-extending fifth World Cup title. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be competing in their first-ever final and will be eyeing their maiden title win.
However, as per the weather report of Potchefstroom on Sunday, rain could be a villain. As per Accuweather, the showers are predicted in the area during the morning, while strong thunderstorms are forecasted in the evening.
So, now the question arises as what’s gonna happen if the final between India and Bangladesh gets washed out? Well, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has the answer.
According to ICC, “The hours of play on the Reserve Day shall be the same as on the scheduled day for the match (including the extra time provision). If play is interrupted on the scheduled day, the umpires shall use the available extra time and, if necessary, reduce the number of overs to try to achieve a result on that day.”
“Each team must have had the opportunity to bat for a minimum of 20 overs for a result to be achieved. If play has not resumed by the cut-off time required to allow the minimum number of overs to be bowled to achieve a result on the scheduled day, play shall be abandoned for the day and the Reserve Day shall be used to complete the match. On the Reserve Day, play shall recommence under the same assumption that the last ball was bowled on the scheduled day.”
“The match starts when the coin toss takes place, and teams are exchanged. If the toss occurs on the scheduled day and there is no play thereafter, the result of the toss and the named teams shall be carried through to the Reserve Day. In making their decisions in relation to the ground, weather, and light, the umpires shall aim to maximize play on the scheduled day of the match in order to achieve a result on that day, as if there was no Reserve Day available.”
“If following a tie, weather conditions prevent the Super Over from being completed, or if the match is abandoned or a no result, the teams shall be declared joint winners,” ICC added.
Both the nations had faced each other back in 2018 when India defeated Bangladesh by 5 runs in the match.