Last updated on September 5th, 2022 at 09:01 am
Chris Gayle, the greatest T20 player of all time, has been named the brand ambassador for the new 60-ball competition, which begins in St. Kitts & Nevis on August 24, 2022.
There is a new setup coming to the Caribbean in 2022. CPL LAUNCHES THE 6IXTY – CRICKET’S POWER GAME with Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League giving rise to you THE 6IXTY – Cricket’s Power Game. A new addition to CPL.
The first edition of THE 6IXTY will discern men’s and women’s teams compete in a new 60-ball competition captioning many of the best cricketers from around the world with SKYEXCH the title sponsor for 2022.
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THE 6IXTY – CRICKET’S POWER GAME
Presently, West Indies Launch a New 60-ball Cricket Tournament ‘The 6ixty’
Cricket’s request to find another creative short-form of the game shifted forward on Wednesday with Cricket West Indies (CWI) allegation of a new 60-ball domestic competition.
A competitive arrangement coming forward in the Caribbean in 2022 with Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League provoke you THE 6IXTY – Cricket’s Power Game.
The 6ixty, which will seize a place in August, will glimpse six men’s teams and three women’s teams contend in a new T10 competition that organizers say will feature “many of the best cricketers from around the world”.
It’s not the first T10 league — one was authorized by the International Cricket Council in the United Arab Emirates in 2017 and the European Cricket Network requests an enormous number of competitions for a European club and national sides — but that is the first by a full member of the ICC.
Cricket West Indies and their friends Caribbean Premier League said it will “Look at brand new innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the tournament even faster paced and action-packed”.
The innovations comprise allowing each batting team just six wickets at which point they are all out, rather than the traditional 10.
All batting team has two powerplay overs but they can “unlock” a third by hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls.
The first 30 balls of an innings will be bowled from one end as five different overs before the action switches to the other end for the final 30 balls.
And if teams do not bowl their overs within their allotted time a member of their team is removed from the field for the final six balls
The public can also advance a hand in the run-scoring with fans able to vote on the timing of a “Mystery Free Hit” where a batter cannot be dismissed by the bowler.
“I am certainly excited about the innovation, warmth, and entertainment that it is going to bring to the fans,” said CWI president Ricky Skerritt in an announcement.
The first edition of The 6ixty will partake from August 24 to 28 at Warner Park in St Kitts.
Limited-overs cricket started with the 65-overs a side Gillette Cup in England in 1963. That was supposed too long and the international game has now settled on World Cups in the 50-over and 20-over (T20) format.
This revolutionary format will see brand new innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the game even faster-paced and action-packed.
THE 6IXTY – CRICKET’S POWER GAME New Rules
Fans can glance forward to the following exciting new rules:
- Every batting team has six wickets – at the fall of the sixth wicket they are all out
- Every batting team has two PowerPlay overs. They can unlock the 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 transfers to the other end for the final 30 balls
- The 30 balls will be transmitted as 5 separate overs, with no bowler being eligible to bowl more than 2 overs for the innings.
- If teams do not bowl their overs within the provided time a member of their team is eliminated from the field for the final six-ball
- Fans will vote for the timing of a “Mystery Free Hit” where a batter can’t be terminated by the bowler
The first edition of THE 6IXTY will partake from 24 to 28 August in St Kitts & Nevis at one of world cricket’s fastest scoring grounds – Warner Park. Future expansion plans of the 6IXTY contain the potential for multiple events at different locations around the Caribbean and beyond.
THE 6IXTY is a mutual venture between Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League with the two organizations working nearly together to create another world-class event.
Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies, said: “THE 6IXTY has come nearly because of a close collaboration between CPL and CWI which is the way forward.
I am truly excited about the creation, excitement, and entertainment that it is going to bring to the fans.”
Pete Russell, Hero CPL’s CEO, said: “This is a largely exciting minute for both CPL and Cricket West Indies as we establish a tournament that will see cricket fans brought closer to the game.
There will be world-class men’s and women’s cricketers taking part in a fantastic scene for the Caribbean and this combined with cutting-edge innovations, motions a great moment for all fans of West Indian cricket.”