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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: No reserve day for second semi-final match – Reports

Published at :May 14, 2024 at 7:35 PM
Modified at :May 14, 2024 at 7:35 PM
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The second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be played in Guyana on June 27.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have confirmed that there will be no reserve day for the second semi-final match of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This was reported by Cricbuzz on May 14, 2024.

West Indies and the USA will be hosting the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in June from 1-29.

The T20 World Cup will begin on June 1 with 55 matches split across nine venues in the West Indies and the US. The semi-finals are scheduled for June 26 and 27, with the final on June 29 in Barbados. The event separates teams into four groups, with each competing in a different location for a chance to win the championship.

The ninth T20 World Cup is less than three weeks away, and excitement in the cricket community is palpable. For the first time, up to 20 teams will compete in the main event.

Cricbuzz had previously reported that there was a possibility of the winner of the second semi-final playing the final very next day. Hence, the authorities have not clarified to the website that an arrangement has been made to finish the game on the same day.

An additional four hours have been allotted to the match so that the team will not have to play, travel, and then play, back-to-back on consecutive days.

ICC allows 250 minutes extra for the second semi-final in Guyana instead of a reserve day

The first semi-final will take place on June 26 in Trinidad, beginning at 8.30 p.m. local time (6 a.m. India time the following day). The organizers have set aside a day for that game, and if it rains in Trinidad, the match will be moved to June 27.

However, the playing conditions for the second semi-final in Guyana changed slightly. It is set to begin at 10.30 AM local time on June 27 (8.30 PM India time), and the match must be completed on the same day.

The ICC has allotted another 250 minutes for the game which means the umpires can wait for about eight hours to finish the Twenty20 match. June 28 will be the travel day and the final will be on June 29.

“All four teams have exactly the same opportunity to finish a game. For performance reasons, to ensure teams do not have to ‘play, travel, play’ on consecutive days, the decision was taken to allocate the additional time for the second semi-final immediately post the game because the game is a 10.30 AM start, whilst the first semi-final is an evening start, which means it is not feasible to pay all additional time on the same day. This also ensures that fans in the stadium have the best chance of seeing a result on the day,” a source told Cricbuzz.

India are in line to play the second semi-final in Guyana.

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