Cricket West Indies (CWI) has tweaked the T10 league to add more colours announcing a new format, six wickets and sixty balls, under the name 6IXTY. Each batting team will be considered all-out on losing six wickets.
According to CWI, the first edition of the 6IXTY will be played in St Kitts & Nevis between 24th and 28th August. Stating on the newly announced format, CWI added it will make the game action-packed.
“This revolutionary format will see brand new innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the game even faster paced and action packed,”
To involve the cricket fans in the match, there will be fans' vote to decide the timing of a “mystery free hit” where the bowler can not dismiss that batter. Each batting team will have two power-play overs. The third power play can be unlocked by smashing two sixes in the first 12 balls and this extra power-play over can be taken at any time between overs 3-9.
Moreover, in place of alternate overs from different ends, there will be 30 balls bowled from one end before the action switches to the other end for the final 30 balls. These 30 balls will be delivered as 5 separate overs, with no bowler being able to bowl more than 2 overs for the innings.
According to rules, if a team does not bowl overs within the allowed time a member of their team is removed from the field for the final six balls. Notably, the first edition of the 6IXTY will compose of six men’s teams and three women’s teams.