The World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining between India and New Zealand will prolong into the sixth day after two full days have been washed out as a consequence of rain in Southampton, the Worldwide Cricket Council stated in media launch. “It has been confirmed that the Reserve Day is to be utilised on the ICC World Take a look at Championship 2021 Closing,” ICC stated in a media launch. June 23 was provisioned as a reserve day to make up for any time misplaced on the 5 scheduled days of play.
“The choice to allocate an extra day was made previous to the beginning of the ICC World Take a look at Championship, in 2018, and that was reiterated within the publication of the official taking part in situations on 28 Might this 12 months,” ICC stated.
Play will start on Day 6 (reserve day) of the WTC remaining at 10:30 am BST (3:00 pm IST) at The Ageas Bowl and a complete of 98 overs can be found within the day.
The umpires will sign the beginning of the final hour of play on the reserve day, ICC stated.
“The utmost length for the Reserve Day is a minimal of 330 minutes (or 83 overs, whichever is later), plus the final hour,” ICC stated.
“If play is suspended for any purpose apart from regular intervals previous to the beginning of the ultimate hour, then taking part in time shall be prolonged by the overall time misplaced, as much as the quantity of additional time obtainable.”
ICC stated match tickets for the reserve day are being offered “at a diminished charge” and people who had purchased tickets on days one and 4, each washed out as a consequence of rain, will obtain first precedence.
“COVID-19 laws and capability limitations will stay in place on the Hampshire Bowl for the Reserve Day,” ICC stated.
“If the match ends in a draw, or a tie, after the overall designated time on the Reserve Day then the groups will likely be declared joint winners of the ICC World Take a look at Championship Closing 2021.”
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