Caribbean Cricket: New 60-Ball Tournament To Be Launched In August

Caribbean Cricket: New 60-Ball Tournament

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A “revolutionary” fast-paced format of cricket is to be launched in the region in August, organizers Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) announced yesterday.

THE 6IXTY, which is being referred to as Cricket’s Power Game, will see men’s and women’s teams compete in a 60-ball tournament with new rules that include each batting team having just six wickets, teams losing a fielder if they bowl too slowly, and fans voting for the timing of a “Mystery Free Hit” where a batter cannot be dismissed by the bowler.

“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,” said CPL CEO Pete Russell.

“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.” Read more.

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