Cricket West Indies launches new T10 League with funky rules, here's fully explained
The organizers of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) are expected to make a significant announcement this evening. Information from the West Indies indicates that CWI and CPL will reveal an unique concept for the 60 Ball League that will be played this year. The famous cricketer Chris Gayle has been chosen to represent the Sixty Ball League as its brand ambassador.
Chris Gayle is rightly chosen as a brand ambassador for this new format of the game. We all know how Chris Gayle has dominated the T20’s in the last decade. He is also the highest run getter in T20 Cricket. CPL have also announced the schedule for season 10 of CPL. The T20 tournament will begin from August 30 to September 30.
This 6IXTY ball league has some added rules to the game. Each team will have 60 balls to face and 6 wickets in hand. Two overs of batting powerplay where only two fielders are allowed outside the 30 yard Circle. If a batting team scores 2 sixes in the given 2 powerplay overs then additional 1 over of powerplay will be given. Fans will vote for a random free hit ball.
Only a maximum of 2 overs is allowed for a bowler. One fielder will be removed from the fielding team if they fail to finish the bowling innings within 45 minutes. Teams will bowl 30 deliveries from one end and another 30 balls from the other end. Same will be done for the opponent team if they do the same. These are the notable rules of this new 6IXTY ball League.
This new format has also received some criticism from the fans who love the longer format of the game. They think all these types of new formats will ruin the game of cricket itself. It also received some good comments all over the world due to its innovative rules and regulations. Many suggest it looks like the same T10 League which is played in UAE.
With the ECB launching the HUNDRED tournament last year, CWI will launch this 6IXTY ball league later this year. It will be fascinating to see how the cricket fans around the world react to this format.