Reserve day for CLT20 semi-finals
A reserve day, October 27, has been added for the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 in case of a washout in either of those matches. Rain has been predicted for the next two days in Durban and Centurion, the two venues for the games. Delhi Daredevils take on Lions on Thursday and Sydney Sixers play Titans in the second semi-final the following day.
The CLT20 Governing Council also confirmed that if a match failed to start, the spectators will be refunded in full.
In case both matches need to be played on the reserve day, the Daredevils-Lions match would be played first, at 1330 hrs local time, and the other match following it at 1730 hrs. If just one game will be played on the day, it will commence at 1730 hrs.
"We looked at all options in ensuring that both these semi-finals are played, and we are satisfied that setting aside this Saturday as the reserve day is the best available option," CLT20 tournament director Naasei Appiah said.
"Historically, this period has not been a rainy period in South Africa, so reserve days have not been scheduled, but we have been extremely unlucky in this regard."