World Cup 2023: ICC Introduces Reserve Days for Semis and Final – A Game-Changer!
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a reserve day for the semi-finals and final of the World Cup 2023.
A reserve day will be used if weather conditions prevent the completion of a game on the scheduled day.
The reserve day is activated only after attempts to complete the match on the scheduled day, including reducing it to a minimum of 20 overs per side, have failed.
Example 1: If a game initially set for 50 overs per side is stopped by rain before the 19th over and cannot resume, it will continue on the reserve day with the original 50 overs per side.
Example 2: If the match is halted before the 19th over and resumes but is stopped again by rain, it will continue as a 46-over encounter on the reserve day.
The first semi-final between India and New Zealand is scheduled at Wankhede Stadium on November 15.
South Africa and Australia will play in the second semi-final at Eden Gardens on November 16.
The ICC has implemented a reserve day for the 2023 World Cup semi-finals and final, to be used if games cannot be completed on the scheduled day due to weather. The implementation includes specific conditions for match continuation.