The knock-out stage of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 introduces Reserve Days for the semi-final and final, should they be required (e.g. due to poor weather).
Below explains how they work and what you need to know as a ticket buyer should a Reserve Day be utilised.
When are the Reserve Days?
- Semi final 1: India vs New Zealand at Old Trafford – Wednesday 10th July (10.30am BST match start)
- Semi final 2: England vs Australia at Edgbaston – Friday 12th July (10.30am BST match start)
- Final: Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 at Lord’s – Monday 15th July (10.30am BST match start)
When is a Reserve Day required?
The match officials determine if conditions allow for play to continue. Where possible, the matches will be held on their originally planned day and in the event of poor weather for example, there are a range of steps taken to be able to finish the match that day e.g. reducing the number of overs down to the minimum of 20 overs per team needed to achieve a result, or by extending the match by up to 120 minutes.
If there is still no result on the scheduled match day, play will continue on the Reserve Day, using the same start time and hours of play as the scheduled match day.
How does the Reserve Day work?
The reserve day will be a continuation not a restart, assuming play commenced on the original match day, so any advantage earned on the scheduled day will be carried through to the reserve day.
If no play was possible on the original planned match day, a full 50-over per team match will commence on the
Reserve Day, weather permitting.
A tied match will use a super over to determine the winner.
What if no play is possible on the Reserve Day?
If after the scheduled day and reserve day the semi-final match has still not reached a result, the higher-placed team from the CWC19 league stage will progress to the final.
If there is no play possible on either the originally schedule day of the final, nor the Reserve Day, the World Cup will be shared by the two finalist teams.
Information to ticket holders
Your match ticket is valid for both the originally planned date of the match and will also be valid on the Reserve Day if required. Please hold onto your ticket for the Reserve Day to gain entry to the ground.
If you are unable to attend the Reserve Day, please note that you cannot sell your ticket to other fans due to the limited turnaround time.