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‘Pocket-sized T10 tournament’- Twitter celebrate the announcement of the new tournament called the ‘6ixty’

By BetBarter Staff

June 23, 2022

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a new league-based tournament called the ‘6ixty’. The tournament will be a 60-ball competition and will be played right before the Caribbean Premier League 2022. The inaugural season will take place from August 24 to August 28 at Warner Park in St Kitts and Nevis. Men’s and women’s teams would compete under new playing conditions in this unique tournament.

According to the new playing conditions, the batting team will be considered all-out when the sixth wicket falls. They’ll get two Powerplay overs with fielding limitations, and they can get a third if they hit two sixes in the first 12 balls of the game. This additional PowerPlay over may be taken between overs 3 and 9.

The bowling team will bowl 30 balls (five overs) from one end before alternating ends for the second half. No bowler will be permitted to bowl more than two overs in each innings. Bowling teams will be penalized for failing to bowl their overs on time to make the games fast-paced. A member of the defaulting team will be removed from the game for the final six balls.

However, the most unique rule of the tournament involves the fans. They will vote live for a “Mystery Free-hit” in each innings. This one-of-a-kind rule may generate a lot of crowd engagement throughout the games.

“THE 6IXTY has come about because of a close collaboration between CPL and CWI which is the way forward. I am really excited about the innovation, excitement and entertainment that it is going to bring to the fans,” Ricky Skerritt, President of Cricket West Indies, said as per Cricbuzz.

“There will be world-class men’s and women’s cricketers taking part in a fantastic event for the Caribbean and this combined with cutting-edge innovations, signals a great moment for all fans of West Indian cricket,” added Pete Russell, CEO of the CPL.

Here is how Twitter reacted to The 6ixty