Reserve day from quarter-finals in CWC
Colombo, Sri Lanka – A reserve day has been factored in from the knock out stage in the ICC Cricket World Cup which will start in seven days times.
In the official Playing Conditions it shows that play would be continued from where it stopped on the scheduled day of the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final if it spills over into the reserve day.
“There shall be one reserve day allocated to the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on which an incomplete match shall be continued from the scheduled day. Every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day,” the playing conditions state.
There would be no reserve day for the group matches. The quarter-finals are scheduled on March 23 (Dhaka), March 24 (Ahmedabad), March 25 (Dhaka) and March 26 (Colombo) and the semi finals are to be held on March 29 (Colombo) and March 30 (Mohali). The final is at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2.
The Cricket World Cup bowls off on Saturday, February 19 with Bangladesh facing India in Dhaka. West Indies, who won the first two tournaments in 1975 and 1979, have been drawn in Group B alongside India, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, Ireland and the Netherlands.
The Windies will face South Africa (February 24, Delhi), The Netherlands (February 28, Delhi), Bangladesh (March 4, Dhaka), Ireland (March 11, Mohali), England (March 17, Chennai), India (March 20, Chennai).