St Johns (Antigua), June 24
Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) choice to unveil A mannequin new touridentifynt referred to as ‘The 6ixty’ in August has Chop up the cricket world with purists questioning The want for The mannequin new format.
West Indies legfinish Chris Gayle is a mannequin ambasunhappyor of the touridentifynt. On Thursday (IST), CWI introduced The mannequin new touridentifynt on social media with a video of Gayle promoting the event. “New touridentifynt, new guidelines. Right here is The Universe Boss @henrygayle to take You thru how THE 6IXTY takes The thrill To A particular diploma And also you even nearer to the movement. #The6ixty #CricketsPowerGame #6ixtyCricket #CPL22,” tweeted CWI.
New touridentifynt, new guidelines. Right here is The Universe Boss @henrygayle to take You thru how THE 6IXTY takes The thrill To A particular diploma And also you even nearer to the movement. #The6ixty #CricketsPowerGame #6ixtyCricket #CPL22 pic.twitter.com/zAED15rCH4
— THE 6IXTY (@6ixtycricket) June 22, 2022
The touridentifynt will collectively be hosted by CWI and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). It is going to be in a T10 format and Happen forward of The mannequin new CPL season.
Whereas the touridentifynt is reportedly a mannequin of T10 cricket, It is going to have a quantity of improvements, collectively with the introduction of a ‘thriller free hit’, a report in mirror.co.uk said.
“Given the identify, the touridentifynt has drawn inevitable comparisons to The Hundred (in England),” said the report.
Inside the brief video posted on social media, Gayle has described ‘The 6ixty’ as “my Sort of cricket”, and termed it “a mannequin new format that brings cricket followers nearer to the movement”. Based mostly on The guidelines, All sides Might have six wickets And may unlock A third power-play over In the event that they hit two sixes in The primary two overs.
“The first 30 balls will all be delivered from one finish, with The final 30 all delivered from The completely different finish. If teams Do not bowl their overs shortly enough, They will lose a fielder for The final over,” the report added.
“And the thriller free hit permits supporters To Search out out when a ball Shall be bowled that the batter Can’t be dismissed from.” CWI chief Ricky Skerrit termed it as A very thrilling innovation, Full of leisure.
A cricket fan unhappy with so Many improvements, tweeted, “Cease Altering CRICKET!!! That is critically the dumbest factor I’ve ever heard. It Seems like A completely completely different sport. I am all for A mannequin new sport or code, however let’s not pretfinish this is cricket”.
Former Lancashire and South Australia participant Joe Scuderi termed it an ‘absolute load of unadulterated c***’, while ancompletely different fan termed it thrilling. “Sounds thrilling”, he said.