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  • Chris Gayle has been named the brand ambassador for the format
  • The inaugural season will take place from August 24th to 28th in St Kitts

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CPL CEO Pete Russell said that their aim is to lure the younger generation. 'It's just about trying to generate interest and excitement', he said.

The Caribbean Premier League is all set to launch a brand new format of the T10 cricket game in its 10th season which would ensure to bring in more excitement and fans' involvement. The league would be called '6IXTY' and will have 6 men's teams and 3 women's teams who would play in a 60-ball per side tournament with 'radical new times', CPL announced on its Twitter handle.

The format has a whole new set of rules:

  • each batting side will have 6 wickets rather than 10
  • while there will be 2 powerplays/side they can unlock a 3rd floating powerplay if they smash 2 sixes in first 12 balls
  • Teams will 5 consecutive overs from each end instead of changing ends after every over
  • If the team fails to bowl 10 overs in 45 minutes, they will lose a fielder
  • Fans would vote for a 'mystery free hit' via an app/website


CPL CEO Pete Russell said that their aim is to lure the younger generation. 'It's just about trying to generate interest and excitement', he said. Chris Gayle has been named the brand ambassador for the format.

Organisers who hope to have the event quarterly announced that the inaugural season will take place from August 24th to 28th in St Kitts.

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