The formulated T10 tournament's inaugural edition, 6IXTY, is all set to run between August 24th and 28th in St Kitts and Nevis. All six teams have on-screened their squads, out of which three teams have roped in well-known Pakistani cricketers.
Pakistan U19 cricket team's captain Qasim Akram will play for the home team St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Former cricketer Moin Khan's son, Azam Khan, will don Barbados Royals' jersey in the first edition of the 6IXTY.
The franchise Jamaica Tallahwas has contracted two Pakistani cricketers - Imad Wasim, who has been nowhere near the national panel, and the former cricketer Mohammad Amir, who has been part of multiple controversies during and after his playing career.
Here are the power packed Men's squads for #CricketsPowerGame. Not long until the newest format gets under way in St Kitts. See you there from 24 to 28 August— THE 6IXTY (@6ixtycricket) July 28, 2022
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As far as the rules of the 6IXTY are considered, they are quite different from the rest of the tournaments. A team will have only six wickets to play and will be considered all-out on the fall of six wickets.
The game also imposes some restrictions, one of which is to bowl all ten overs in 45 minutes. If the fielding team does not meet the criteria, it will field with one less fielder in the final over, i.e., ten fielders.
Surprisingly, the first five overs will be bowled from one end of the pitch, whereas the next five will be bowled from another side. The league also has some perks associated with the players in each game, as the batting side can unlock the third powerplay by smashing two sixes in the first two powerplays.
Fans will be able to vote to decide the timing of a "Mystery Free Hit" in each innings. (This will be a delivery on which the batters can't be dismissed in almost any way.)
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