West Indies Launched 60-Ball Tournament The 6ixty
West Indies introduce a new 60-Ball tournament named as ‘The 6ixty’. The West Indies Cricket Board is coming up with a different style of cricket. The Caribbean Premier League CPL authorities have announced a new tournament in coordination with the board.
The CPL authorities are thinking of organizing this fancy tournament every three months. For now, the first edition of the tournament will be held from August 24 to 26. All games will be played in St. Kitts. The first edition of the six will be with six teams in the men’s CPL and three teams in the women’s CPL. Chris Gayle, the Universe boss of World Twenty20, will be the goodwill ambassador for the first edition of the Sixty.
The 60-ball tournament the 6ixty will have all the strange rules. One of them is – the viewer will decide whether the batter will be out at a certain time or not! This is not the end, the tournament is going to be played on the field with four more rules.
60-Ball Tournament The 6ixty Rules
- Each batting team has six wickets – at the fall of the sixth wicket they are all out.
- Each batting team has two powerplay overs. They can unlock a third powerplay by hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls. This extra powerplay over can be taken at any time between overs 3-9.
- There will be 30 balls bowled from one end before the action switches to the other end for the final 30 balls.
- The 30 balls will be delivered as five separate overs, with no bowler being able to bowl more than two overs for the innings.
- If teams do not bowl their overs within the allotted time a member of their team is removed from the field for the final six balls.
- Fans will vote for the timing of a ‘mystery free hit’ where a batter can’t be dismissed by the bowler.
The most fancy rule is – you can get a ‘mystery free hit’ while batting, it will be decided by the spectators. The matter will be determined through the app or website. If that is the case, even if a certain ball is out, the batter will survive.
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