The much anticipated 6IXTY Cricket League is set to launch its inaugural edition which will take place before the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League. The shortest 10-over franchise-based league will run from 24th to 28th August 2022.
6IXTY championship will feature six men’s and three women’s teams who will compete for the Universal Boss Trophy that is named in honour of former West Indies batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle has been named the ambassador of the tournament.
Many international stars have been attracted to the recognition of the T-10 format and have confirmed their participation in the tournament. Chris Gayle has signed for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots where his counterpart Ewin Lewis, Andre Fletcher and South African batsman Dewald Brewis will turn up for the championship.
Pakistani paceman Mohammed Amir alongside Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane and Australia’s Chris Green will play for Jamaica Tallawahs. Ace New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert and Sri Lanka’s Seekkuge Prasanna will represent Trinbago Knight Riders.
Stalwart South African batsmen Colin Ingram and Heinrich Klaasen along with Ireland’s Paul Stirling are set to play a crucial role in Guyana Amazon Warriors’ batting lineup. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Azam Khan, Ireland’s Harry Tector and South Africa’s Corbin Bosch will feature for Barbados Royals.
6IXTY is the all-new joint inception of the organizers of the Caribbean Premier League and Cricket West Indies.
Rules of 6IXTY cricket tournament
- Each batting team will have only six wickets of ten wickets.
- All teams will have to bowl five consecutive overs from one end rather than switching ends after each over.
- The maximum time for the fielding team to complete ten overs is 45 minutes. If the side fails to complete it in the stipulated time frame, one fielder will be eliminated for the final six balls.
- The Batting team can extend and unlock a floating third power play by hitting a couple of sixes in the initial two overs of the match.
- Fans can vote for their favourite ‘mystery-free hit’ on the 6IXTY mobile application.