The 6ixty Format: Cricket West Indies and the Caribbean Premier League have introduced a new format for the cricket community where per inning of the match will be played with a maximum of 60 balls(10 overs) under the name of “6ixty”.
After the introduction of the T20, and T10 leagues, ECB launched a 100-ball tournament with a new set of rules named “The Hundred” tournament.
Cricket West Indies and their partners Caribbean Premier League said it will “see brand new innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the game even faster paced and action-packed”.
The new format allows only 6 wickets instead of the default 10 wickets per inning. The first event of this brand new 6ixty cricket will take place from 24-28 August. Six men’s teams and three women’s teams will compete in the inaugural edition of the tournament.
- Every batting team has six wickets in place ten in the other formats.
- Batting teams can “unlock” a floating third powerplay over by hitting two sixes in the initial two-over powerplay
- Teams will bowl five consecutive overs without changing an end. There will be no switching of ends after each over
- If teams fail to bowl their 10 overs within 45 minutes, a fielder will be removed for the final six balls
- Fans will be able to vote for a ‘mystery free hit’ via an app or website
The 2022 6ixty will take place at Warner Park on St Kitts.
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Ricky Skerritt, Cricket West Indies president, said: “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.”
Pete Russell, CPL CEO, said: “This is a hugely exciting moment for both CPL and Cricket West Indies as we create 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 event for the Caribbean and this combined with cutting-edge innovations, signals a great moment for all fans of West Indian cricket.”