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What Happens if a Cricket Match is Abandoned?

Cricket isn't just a sport in India; it's a passion, a way of life, and for many a way of making extra income through betting. Betting on cricket matches has become an integral part of the game's culture, offering you a chance to engage more deeply with your favorite teams and players.

But sometimes, there are times when a cricket match gets abandoned for different reasons. This will make you wonder what happens to the bets that you placed.

On this page, we will explore what happens to your money when a cricket match is abandoned in different scenarios, shedding light on the complexities of cricket betting. Understanding these scenarios is crucial for you if you wish to begin placing cricket bets online.

Scenario 1: Bet is Voided

In most cases, if a cricket match is abandoned before it officially starts or before a certain minimum number of overs are bowled, bets are voided by default. This means that all bets placed on the match are canceled, and your stake is returned to you in full.

For example, you have placed a bet of INR 1,000 on Mumbai Indians (MI) to win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with odds of 2.00. The match gets abandoned due to rain before the toss. In this scenario, your INR 1,000 stake would be returned to your betting account automatically.

Cricket match abandoned voided bet

Scenario 2: Minimum Overs Requirement Met

Sometimes, online betting sites may have specific rules regarding how many overs need to be bowled for a match to be considered valid. For example, the minimum overs requirement can be set to 50% or 75% of the total match overs.

If this minimum requirement is met, the match may be considered completed for betting purposes, and bets are settled accordingly.

For instance, you placed a bet of INR 1,000 on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with odds of 1.75. The match is abandoned after five overs in the second innings, and RCB is ahead in the chase based on the Duckworth-Lewis method.

In this scenario, your bet would be settled as a win, and you would receive INR 1,750 (INR 1,000 original stake + INR 750 profit) if RCB is declared the winner.

Abandoned Cricket Match - Minimum requirements met

Scenario 3: You Bet on the No Result Option

Some online bookmakers may offer a “No Result” option, allowing you to choose this outcome when placing your bet. If the match is eventually declared as “No Result,” you win your bet.. Although the chances of betting on this option are highly unlikely and not many bookmakers offer this betting type.

Suppose you place a bet of INR 1,000 on the possibility of the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) having “No Result” with odds of 12.00.

This means you are betting INR 1,000 on the game not having a definitive result. If the match is eventually declared as “No Result” due to adverse weather conditions or any other unforeseen events, you will win the bet.

In this scenario, you would receive INR 12,000 (₹1,000 original stake + ₹11,000 profit), as per the 12.00 odds.

Abandoned cricket match - bet on no result


The above 3 scenarios are the most common ways to settle bets on abandoned cricket matches, but it's advised to check with your bookmaker.

It's important to note that different bookmakers may have slightly different rules and policies regarding abandoned matches, so it's essential to check the terms and conditions of the specific bookmaker you are using.

Additionally, the rules can vary depending on the type of bet you placed such as match winner, top run-scorer, etc., so always be aware of the specific conditions associated with your bets when wagering on cricket matches.

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Aditya Dara

Aditya Dara

Cricket Betting Expert

My name is Aditya Dara and I am the Cricket expert of Betindia. Growing up in Hyderabad I have been an SRH fan all my life. I have 5 years of experience in betting on cricket, especially on IPL and matches of the Indian national team. I love writing about cricket related subjects and giving tips for cricket predictions on many different leagues. Keep an eye out for my content if you are interested in cricket betting.

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