The highly-anticipated IPL 2023 final between the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans experienced an unprecedented delay due to continuous rainfall in Ahmedabad on Sunday (May 28). Consequently, the match was rescheduled to the reserve day, a historic occurrence in the tournament’s 16-year history. However, there are concerns regarding the possibility of rain persisting on Monday evening. To ensure a result, an extended amount of playing time has been allocated for the reserve day.
In a standard IPL match, a total of 3 hours and 20 minutes are available for gameplay, including intervals and time-outs. However, recognizing the significance of the final and the need for a conclusive outcome, an additional two hours of playing time have been allotted for the reserve day. This provision allows for a greater chance of completing a full match and determining a deserving champion.
The decision to provide extra playing time on the reserve day underscores the tournament’s commitment to ensuring a fair and exciting conclusion to the IPL 2023 season. Fans can look forward to witnessing a thrilling contest as the Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans battle it out for the coveted title.