IPL 2023 final rescheduled to May 29 due to rain
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, has been postponed due to incessant rain. It had been raining in Ahmedabad since evening, which delayed the toss. The rain eased off in phases, but the downpour deferred the final eventually. Notably, the match goes into the reserve day.
A look at the details
As mentioned, the waiting game continued after the toss got delayed. The intensity plunged around 9:15 PM as the covers came off. Players and officials from both teams were out on the field. However, they returned to their respective dressing rooms as the rain picked up speed. The final cut-off time for a five-over game was 12:06 AM, but the downpour didn't stop.
IPL 2023 final to be held on May 29
"The IPL final has been moved to the reserve day at 7:30 PM, May 29," read the big screen at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Like the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup final, an extra day was reserved for the IPL 2023 final.
10th final appearance for CSK
CSK had reached the IPL final for the record 10th time. They had finished the league stage as the second-placed side with 17 points. The Yellow Army had qualified for the playoffs for the 12th time in IPL history. CSK will now vie to win their fifth IPL title. They were crowned champions in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.Share this timeline