Xtra Time Web Desk: What will happen if the final is interrupted as showers and thunderstorms predicted in Melbourne on Sunday? The Event Technical Committee (ETC) of the ongoing T20 World Cup 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, with any necessary reduction of overs taking place. 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.
As far as the final is concerned, Pakistan has cancelled their training session on Saturday while Jos Buttler and his boys will train at the MCG from local time 3pm. A full house is expected at the MCG for the final with a majority being from Pakistan.