The world of cricket is not averse to improvements. After T20 cricket revolutionalised the sport, particularly the industrial side of the sport, loads of new codecs have graced the game. The inaugural version of England’s The Hundred was acquired nicely and West Indies, who’re seen because the flagbearers of T20 cricket, have give you a brand new format, The 6IXTY.
The 10-overs-per-side contest that may have solely six wickets per innings is a three way partnership of the Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League and the primary version of the match will probably be performed on the Warner Park in St Kitts & Nevis from August 24 to twenty-eight. The inaugural version of the 6IXTY will characteristic as many as 6 males’s sides from the CPL and three ladies’s sides.
Labeled because the Power Game, The 6IXTY was unveiled to the cricket world in a video message by legendary Chris Gayle on Wednesday, June 22.
“This revolutionary format will see brand new innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the game even faster-paced and action-packed,” the CPL mentioned in a launch.
60 balls, 6 males’s groups, 3 ladies’s groups, radical new guidelines. Join us as we see the CPL groups compete in @6ixtycricket #CricketsPowerGame #6ixtyCricket #CPL22 https://t.co/i8TGhUFafz
— CPL T20 (@CPL) June 22, 2022
WHAT IS 6IXTY: RULES EXPLAINED
Each batting group has six wickets – on the fall of the sixth wicket they’re all out.
Each batting group has two PowerPlay overs. They can unlock a 3rd PowerPlay by hitting two sixes within the first 12 balls. This additional PowerPlay over will be taken at any time between overs 3-9.
There will probably be 30 balls bowled from one finish earlier than the motion switches to the opposite finish for the ultimate 30 balls.
The 30 balls will probably be delivered as 5 separate overs, with no bowler having the ability to bowl greater than 2 overs for the innings.
If groups don’t bowl their overs inside the allotted time a member of their group is faraway from the sector for the ultimate six balls.
Fans will vote for the timing of a “Mystery Free Hit” the place a batter cannot be dismissed by the bowler.
Pete Russell, the CEO of the Caribbean Premier League, confirmed that top-rated gamers will probably be a part of the inaugural version of the 6IXTY.
“This is a hugely exciting moment for both CPL and Cricket West Indies as we create a tournament that will see cricket fans brought closer to the game.
“There will probably be world-class males’s and girls’s cricketers collaborating in a improbable occasion for the Caribbean and this mixed with cutting-edge improvements, alerts an amazing second for all followers of West Indian cricket.”
Notably, the 2022 version of the CPL will probably be performed between August 30 and September 30 with the women and men’s tournaments operating alongside one another.