The IPL 2023 final between the Gujarat Titans and the Punjab Kings faces uncertainty as heavy rain threatens to wash out the match on Monday, which is the only reserve day that has been scheduled. In a not-so-unexpected move, the BCCI has declared that the Gujarat Titans will be crowned champions if the game cannot take place. This decision has ignited controversy and disappointment among cricket fans eagerly awaiting a definitive contest between the two best teams after a two-month-long tournament.
Cricket enthusiasts argue that determining the champion without a proper match undermines the game’s integrity and devalues the players’ efforts. Social media has been flooded with fans expressing frustration and calling for alternative solutions, such as rescheduling the match further or utilizing a Super Over.
While this has been done per pre-determined rules set forth for the IPL, this announcement still left a bad taste for fans as they deserve to see a showdown that definitively shows who the best team in the tournament is.
Cricket enthusiasts worldwide anxiously await the match, hoping for a resolution honouring the teams’ hard work and dedication.