What Happens If IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 KKR vs SRH Is Washed Out?

KKR vs SRH, IPL 2024 Qualifier 1: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2024 Playoffs Qualifier 1 set to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. While KKR finished number 1 on the IPL 2024 Points tally and have undoubtedly been the most consistent teams of the season with 20 points from 14 matches, SRH finished number two on the table with 17 points from 14 games.

The winner of the KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1 will secure a place in the IPL 2024 final while the team that loses this match will get another opportunity. They will take on the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2.

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However, considering that there have been a few matches impacted by rain, especially in the last phase of the league stage, one may choose to wonder what happens if rain washes out the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1.

What Happens If It Rains In IPL 2024 Playoff Fixtures?

As mentioned in Rule 13.7.3 of the IPL 2024 Match Playing Conditions, there is a spare time of 120 minutes or two hours to finish a match due to a rain delay. This rule also applied to matches in the league stage. In case of playoffs though, there is a reserve day in place.

There is a reserve day in place for each of the three IPL 2024 Playoff matches. However, in case the match cannot be completed even on the Reserve Day, then the team that finished higher on the league stage will proceed to the final, in case of Qualifier 1. 

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That essentially means, if there is no result for KKR vs SRH, Kolkata, by virtue of topping the points table will get a direct entry into the IPL 2024 Final which is scheduled on May 26 (Sunday).

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