By Umair Wolid
Pakistan and England play the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 19h00 local time (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) on Sunday 13 November.
A note on timings of play and rain delays:
The Event Technical Committee (ETC) has increased the provision of additional playing time on the reserve day to four hours from the original provision of two hours (clause 13.7.3 of the Playing Conditions), in case more time is required to complete the match and get a result.
It may be noted that 10 overs per side are required to constitute a match in the knockout stage and every effort will be taken to complete the match on the scheduled match day. Every effort will be made for the match to be completed on Sunday, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place and only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match cannot be bowled on Sunday will the match go into the reserve day. Play on the reserve day will begin at 15h00 and would be a continuation of play from the scheduled match day.
There is currently a 95 per cent chance of rain on Sunday between 15 and 25mm and a 95 per cent chance of rain on Monday between five and 10mm.
However, both sides could yet hold the trophy aloft if the inclement weather prevents at least a 10-over-a-side game from being completed across Sunday or Monday’s reserve day.