The IPL 2023 final between the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans faced an unfortunate interruption due to heavy rain on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. As a result, the match was rescheduled to the Reserve Day (Monday), leaving fans hopeful for a complete 40-over contest. However, concerns about the weather persist, as rain could potentially disrupt the final yet again.
Fortunately, the weather forecast for the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday appears promising, raising the likelihood of a full match. According to AccuWeather, the skies are expected to remain mostly clear throughout the day, with only a 3% chance of rain at night. Even when examining the hourly weather forecast, the possibility of rain is minimal. Although there is a slight chance of rain during the day, the skies are expected to be mostly clear during the match timings.
The spectators who were present at the stadium on Sunday can attend the match on Monday using the same tickets, as confirmed by the IPL authorities. The league tweeted, “The #Final of the #TATAIPL 2023 has been moved to the reserve day on 29th May – 7:30 PM IST at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Physical tickets for today will be valid tomorrow. We request you to keep the tickets safe & intact.”
This is the first instance in IPL history where the summit clash has been moved to a reserve day, catching many excited fans off guard, both those present in the stadium and those eagerly awaiting the final from their homes. The official announcement was made by the IPL around 11 PM, putting an end to various speculations.
As fans eagerly anticipate the IPL 2023 final, the weather forecast provides a glimmer of hope for an uninterrupted and thrilling cricket match. With the Reserve Day in place, the focus now shifts to the players who are ready to showcase their skills, the fans who are eager to witness the action, and the weather that holds the key to the smooth culmination of this prestigious tournament.