Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday (June 22) announced a brand new T10 league named '6ixty', which will be played ahead of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The T10 tournament is slated to be held from August 24 to August 28 in St. Kitts and Nevis whereas the CPL 2022 will take place from August 30 to September 30.
According to a Caribbean Premier League tweet, all six men's teams and three women's teams will feature in the inaugural edition of 6ixty.
Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Barbados Royals, and St. Lucia Kings are the six men's teams. On the other hand, the women's teams include Trinbago Knight Riders, Barbados Royals and Guyana Amazon Warriors.
According to a TOI report, the league has introduced some new rules under which the matches will be played.
The rules are listed below:
* 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 5 separate overs, with no bowler being able to bowl more than 2 overs for the innings.
* Teams have 45 minutes to bowl their overs. If they are too slow 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.
Speaking to TOI, CPL CEO Pete Russell said: “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.”
(With TOI inputs)