If the weather gods play spoilsport and no play is possible during regulation time, a Super Over might decide the IPL 15 champions.
According to an IPL briefing note, if an over a side is not available, the league standings will take precedence and determine the winner.
This also applies to the Qualifier 1, Eliminator, and Qualifier 2 games, which have no reserve days.
The summit clash, which will begin at 8 p.m. on May 30, has been set aside as a reserve day.
The IPL has released protocols in case of rain-interrupted games, with the playoffs moving to Kolkata and inclement weather anticipated for the city.
On Tuesday, the Gujarat Titans will play Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 1, while the Lucknow Super Giants will play Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator the following day at the same site.
On Friday and Sunday, respectively, the second Qualifier and the final will be held in Ahmedabad.
The IPL criteria provide that “the number of overs in the playoff match may, if necessary, be decreased so that each side has the opportunity to bat for five overs.”
“If it is not possible to arrange a five-over match to complete before the conclusion of extra time on the original day for the Eliminator and each Qualifier playoff match, the teams will, if conditions permit, play a Super Over to determine the winner of the applicable Eliminator or Qualifier match.”
“The team that finished highest in the league table after the 70 matches of the regular season shall be proclaimed the victor of the applicable playoff match or final,” it added if the Super Over was not achievable.
If one innings is completed but no play is available in the second, the DLS system will be used in the two Qualifiers and the Eliminator.
The final will begin on May 29 if at least one ball has been bowled “The match will resume from where it left off the day before. Any match recalculations made without the match really resuming the prior night will be discarded for the sake of clarity.”