ICC rules for reserve day in test cricket | WTC Final: Will rain hit India vs New Zealand World Test Championship final have reserve day, will India-New Zealand final get ‘reserve-day’, at what time will the first ball be, know the rules
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, WTC Final (ICC)  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- India vs New Zealand – ICC World Test Championship Final – Southampton
- Rain washed away the game of the first day of the great match
- After all, what does the rule of Ridge-Day say, will it apply in the WTC final?
Everyone was eagerly waiting for the ICC World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand in Southampton but once again the same thing happened, which is feared in England. The rain affected the match and the clouds rained so heavily that even the toss could not be played for a while. Hardly any fan would have forgotten how much rain had disturbed the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 held in England, now the fans are also annoyed to see this happening in the biggest match of Test cricket. The question is whether there will be an extra day (reserve-day), what do the ICC rules say, and when the weather is fine, at what time will the toss be and when will the first ball be bowled.
The first day of the India-New Zealand Test Championship final was washed out by rain, with this the rule of reserve-day has come into force in this match. If the time of six hours in a day of a Test match is affected due to weather, then the rule of the extra day i.e. the sixth day comes into force. The sixth day was also kept in reserve for this final test. That is, if the match starts on Saturday, then considering it as the first day of the test, it will be played till the sixth day.
Actually, according to the rules, this rule can be used only when needed. Firstly, for the remaining four days of the match, the game has been extended by half an hour every day to make up for the loss of overs due to the loss of some of the first day’s game. If still the weather disturbs from time to time and this purpose also cannot be fulfilled. Then the sixth day can be used. However, now that the first day has been completely washed away by rain, the use of reserve day is certain.
What time will be the first ball and toss
The weather is clear in Southampton on Saturday morning. Some veterans have posted pictures from the stadium in which good sunlight is seen falling on the field. If this continues, then according to Indian time, the toss will be held at 2.30 pm and the first ball will be bowled at 3 pm.
BCCI knew about this
Fans are currently venting their anger about the ICC on social media. Most of the fans say that when there is a possibility of rain in England at this time, then why such an important match was organized in such a city. Why not learn from World Cup 2019? Regarding this, the ICC has also clearly said that they do not make these decisions themselves, but take after the consent of everyone. That is, the BCCI was also aware of this and only after their consent, Southampton was selected as the venue. The main reason for this was that all five-star facilities are available at the Ageas Bowl ground where players can play in the current round as well as quarantine there with bio-bubble facilities.
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