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There should be reserve day for Play-offs too, not just final

DNMUM388996 | 5/19/2017 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :605

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Defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner was giving his post-match interview at 01:32 am on Thursday, when in normal circumstances, he’d probably have been in the bed.
It was bizarre that even the most ardent of cricket fans had to stay awake past midnight on Wednesday to know who among Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SRH will be eliminated from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Even the players felt strange going out and playing at that unearthly hour, prompting KKR’s Nathan Coulter-Nile to say “you can’t be playing cricket at 2 O’ clock”.
While the IPL rules provide for a reserve day only for the final, there is no such provision for the two Qualifiers and the Eliminator.
It is a shame that the top four
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