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India vs New Zealand, World Cup semi-final 2019: What will happen if semi-finals and final get washed out?

India vs New Zealand weather, World Cup semi-finals 2019: What happens if the World Cup final gets washed out? Know everything here.

Jul 10, 2019 13:53 IST
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India vs New Zealand weather, World Cup semi-finals 2019: The India vs New Zealand first semi-final of World Cup 2019 was called off yesterday at Old Trafford, Manchester due to poor weather. The play will resume today on July 10, 2019, on the reserve day from where it was left off. The Manchester weather report for today, however, does not look very positive, as rain is expected at multiple intervals.

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This is not the first time that India’s match is under the rain threat. The India vs New Zealand league-phase match was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled and the two teams had to share one point each. India’s match against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester was also affected by rain multiple times and 10 overs were reduced during Pakistan’s batting under DLS method.

Manchester updated weather forecast: play suspended due to rain

India vs New Zealand Reserve Day: All you need to know

What is a reserve day?

Unlike league matches where the matches were abandoned and points were shared, the International Cricket Council has kept a reserve day for the semi-finals and the final. The reserve day is an extra day included by the ICC in the world cup schedule for the knockout stage- semi-final and final. The reserve day is kept so that in case the match is unable to take place on the scheduled day then it can be played on the reserve day. The reserve day is included in the world cup schedule to give a fair chance to the teams playing in the semi-finals.

When are the Reserve Days?

Reserve day for India vs New Zealand Semi final 1 at Old Trafford:
Wednesday 10th July (10.30am BST)

Reserve day for England vs Australia Semi final 2 at Edgbaston: Friday 12th July (10.30am BST)

Final - Semi-Final 1 Winner vs Semi-Final 2 Winner at Lord’s: Monday 15th July (10.30am BST)

Why are there no reserve days for World Cup group stage matches?

The ICC faced a lot of criticism for not keeping reserve days for group stage matches, especially after the rain washed away four group stage matches. However, keeping reserve days for the group stage is not practically feasible given the long duration of the tournament.

In what conditions does the match go on to the reserve day?

If a minimum of 20 overs can be played by both the teams then the match will happen on the original day. However, if match officials decide that the conditions would not allow even 20 overs then, the match will go on to the reserve day. There is also an option of extending the match by 120 minutes but if even then, there is no result then matc will be continued on the reserve day from where it was left off.

What happens if weather impacts reserve day for semi-finals and the final?

Semi finals- If reserve day for semi-finals fails to deliver a result due to poor weather conditions then the higher placed team will progress to the World Cup final.

Final- If weather obstructs play on both the originally scheduled day and reserve day for World Cup finals then, the World Cup will be shared by the two finalist teams.

How will reserve day impact ticket holders?

The tickets of the original match day will be valid for both the original match day as well as the reserve day if required. The ticket holders will need to show their tickets while entering the ground on the reserve day as well.

Two scenarios for India vs New Zealand semi-final match:-

1. If conditions do not allow India to bat for 20 overs, then the two teams will pick up from where they left off on Wednesday.

2. If the India vs New Zealand semi-final fails to take place on Wednesday as well then the match will be washed out and India will automatically qualify for the finals on the basis of their points.

How will India qualify directly into the World Cup final if India vs New Zealand semi-final gets washed out?

If the India vs New Zealand semi-final gets washed out then the finalist will be decided on the basis of their total points. India is ranked at the top of the world cup points table with 15 points, while New Zealand is ranked fourth with 11 points.

What is the policy of ticket refund in case of washout?

There will be full ticket refund if the number of overs played are 15 or less and 50 percent ticket refund if 15.1-29.5 overs are played.

Also read:Rohit Sharma 27 runs away from Sachin’s all-time World Cup record

World Cup point table, highest run scorer, highest wicket-taker, century record

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