In a historic move, the final match of IPL 2023 has been moved to the reserve day due to persistent rain and thunderstorms in Ahmedabad. This is the first time that a final match of the IPL has been rescheduled to a reserve day. The severe weather conditions prevented even the toss from taking place on the originally scheduled day for the final.
The match officials waited until 23:00 Local Time before calling off the game, as the rain prevented even a curtailed game from taking place. Although there were provisions in place according to the rules to have a curtailed game if the conditions allowed for it, further rain prevented any further course of action. Despite being satisfied with the drainage facilities and the conditions of the outfield at one point, the umpires were unable to proceed with the game due to the continuous rain.
The rescheduled match will take place at 19:30 Local Time on the reserve day. The last time a playoff match was played on the reserve day was back in 2014, the fixture being Qualifier 1 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Fans are eagerly waiting to see who will emerge as the champions of IPL 2023, as the two teams competing in the final have had a remarkable journey throughout the tournament.
The weather forecast for the reserve day is currently uncertain, and fans are hoping for clear skies and favorable conditions to enjoy the game. The players, coaches, and support staff of both teams are preparing themselves for the rescheduled match and are hoping to put on a memorable performance for their fans.
The IPL 2023 final is one of the most anticipated matches of the year, and the rescheduling has only added to the excitement and anticipation. Fans are eagerly waiting to see who will come out on top in this historic match, and the players are determined to give their best performance and make their mark in the history of the IPL.
Stay tuned for more updates on the IPL 2023 final and the rescheduled match on the reserve day.