Jumping onto the bandwagon of experimentation with cricket, Cricket West Indies and The Caribbean Premier League are jointly going to introduce ‘The 6ixty’. The tournament is scheduled to be played in St. Kitts and Nevis in its inaugural edition which is starting on 24th August 2022 in the lead-up to the CPL.
The tournament will be having both men’s and women’s editions held simultaneously. West Indies legend Chris Gayle has been named the Brand Ambassador for the tournament, with the trophy (the “Universe Boss Trophy”) also named after him.
The success of several T10 competitions that were organized around the West Indies led to the birth of the ‘6ixty’. The tournament is also expected to grow the women’s game by building on the foundations established by the women’s T10 exhibition matches which were played just before the 2019 CPL playoffs. The inaugural edition will see six teams fighting for the coveted title.
Rules of ‘The 6ixty’
- The batting team will have only six wickets instead of 10 in the match.
- The batting team can have a window to unlock the third powerplay over after smashing two sixes in the two-over powerplay.
- Both teams will have to bowl five continuous overs from each end instead of switching ends after each over.
- The penalty will be imposed on the team in the game for slow over-rate. If any of the two teams can’t bowl the overs in the allotted time then a fielder will be sent outside for the final six balls.
- 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).
The 6IXTY Squads
Trinidad Knight Riders
Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Tim Seifert, Seekuge Prasanna, Jayden Seales, Tion Webster, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Terrence Hinds, Leonardo Julien, and Shaaron Lewis.
Saint Lucia Kings
Roston Chase, Johnson Charles, Kesrick Williams, Mckenney Clarke. Alzarri Joseph, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mark Deyal, Jeavor Royal, Matthew Forde, Leroy Lugg, Preston Mcsween. Larry Edwards, Ackeem Auguste, Rivaldo Clarke, Roshon Primus, Ravendra Persaud, and Jeese Bootan.
St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Qasim Akram, Shefane Rutherford, Dwayne Pretorius, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Dewald Brewis, Izharulhaq Naveed, Joshua Da Silva, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Keacy Carty, Kelvin Pittman, and Carmichael.
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Colin Ingram, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Paul Stirling, Heinrich Klassen, Keemo Paul, John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Gudakesh Motie. Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton, Shermon Lewis, Matthew Nandu, and Junior Sinclair.
Rovman Powell, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fabian Allen, Imad Wasim, Brandon King, Kennar Lewis, Mohammad Amir, Shamarah Brooks, Migael Pretorius, Chris Green, Raymon Reifer. Jamie Merchant, Amir Jangoo, Shamar Springer, Nicholson Gordon, Kirk Mckenzie, and Joshua James.
Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Kyle Mayers, Azam Khan, Hayden Walsh Jr. Oshane Thomas, Rahkeem Cornwall, Devon Thomas, Joshua Bishop, Justin Greaves, Corbin Bosch, Nyeem Young, Teddy Bishop, Ramon Simmonos, Harry Tector.
The 6IXTY, Full Schedule
|Wednesday 24 August, 7.30 PM|
|Trinbago Knight Riders Women vs Barbados Royals Women|
|Wednesday 24 August, 10 PM|
|Trinbago Knight Riders Women vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Women|
|Wednesday 24 August, 12.30 AM|
|Barbados Royals Women vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Women|
|Thursday 25 August, 7.30 PM|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors Men vs Saint Lucia Kings Men|
|Thursday 25 August, 10 PM|
|Jamaica Tallawahs Men vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Men|
|Thursday 25 August, 12.30 AM|
|Barbados Royals Women vs Trinbago Knight Riders Women|
|Thursday 25 August, 3 AM|
|Barbados Royals Men vs Trinbago Knight Riders Men|
|Friday 26 August, 7.30 PM|
|Saint Lucia Kings Men vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Men|
|Friday 26 August, 10 PM|
|Trinbago Knight Riders Men vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Men|
|Friday 26 August, 12.30 AM|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors Women vs Trinbago Knight Riders Women|
|Friday 26 August, 3 AM|
|Jamaica Tallawahs Men vs Barbados Royals Men|
|Saturday 27 August, 7.30 PM|
|St Lucia Kings Men vs Jamaica Tallawahs Men|
|Saturday 27 August, 10 PM|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors Men vs Barbados Royals Men|
|Saturday 27 August, 12.30 AM|
|Guyana Amazon Warriors Women vs Barbados Royals Women|
|Saturday 27 August, 3 AM|
|St Kitts & Nevis Patriots Men vs Trinbago Knight Riders Men|
|Sunday 28 August, 7.30 PM|
|Men’s Semi Final – 1st Place vs 4th place|
|Sunday 28 August, 10 PM|
|Men’s Semi Final – 2nd Place vs 3rd Place|
|Sunday 28 August, 12.30 AM|
|Sunday 28 August, 3 AM|