Sunday boost: Extra time now available for the T20 World Cup final
T20 World Cup
The ICC has shown its commitment to ensuring a result is achieved in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final by securing an extension of the permitted operating hours at the MCG for Sunday’s clash between Pakistan and England, which it means that tournament officials have been able to extend the playing time.
Tournament officials have now been able to add an additional hour of extra time for the game that will take place at the MCG on Sunday night, meaning there is now a full 90 minutes available should you miss any play.
That means play can continue until midnight local time should additional overtime be required on Sunday.
Scheduled match times (all local times)
Start of the match: 7:00 p.m.
1st entry: 7:00 p.m.-8:28 p.m.
Ticket break: 20:28-20:48
2nd Entry: 8:48-10:30pm
Additional hours available: 22:30-00:00
The players and officials were greeted with a beautiful sunny Melbourne morning on Sunday, although the clouds slowly began to fall ahead of the first dance scheduled for 7:00pm local time.
The ability to finish the match on Monday’s reserve day (November 14 at 3:00pm AEDT) is still available to the event organizers, although every effort will be made to complete the match on Sunday.
If the match is to be completed on Monday, the match will be resumed at the spot where the last ball was played, but this will only be used if the match cannot be completed on Sunday.
If at any time the umpires agree that the ground, weather or light conditions, or any other circumstances, are dangerous or unreasonable, they will immediately suspend play or not allow play to start or resume.
The decision as to whether conditions are so bad as to warrant such action is the sole decision of the umpires, after consultation with ICC match umpire Ranjan Madugalle.