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The inaugural edition of the West Indies-based tournament, 6IXTY, is all set to run between August 24th and 28th in St Kitts and Nevis. As Cricket West Indies (CWI) named the men’s squads on Thursday, it has been learnt that four Pakistani cricketers will be participating in the contest.
The skipper of the Pakistan U19 team, Qasim Akram, has been roped in by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. The all-rounder Imad Wasim, who has been nowhere near the national fold, will represent Jamaica Tallahwas alongside the ex-Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir, who has a long list of controversies to his name.
The middle-order batter Azam Khan, who has been working hard on his fitness to get back-to-back national calls, will represent Barbados Royals. Undoubtedly, Azam’s performances in PSL have been appealing that leagues catch an eye on him.
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
As far as the 6IXTY is concerned, it is a 10-over format (60 legal balls), but has different rules as compared to other leagues. Each team in each inning will only have a bracket of six wickets and will be considered all-out on the fall of the 6th wicket.
Each bowler will deliver a maximum of two overs. Moreover, the first five overs of each inning of a game will be bowled from one end of the pitch, whereas the next five overs will be bowled from another end of the pitch.
As far as the restrictions are concerned, the fielding team must bowl all overs in 45 minutes, or else they will lose a fielder in the final over. Mentioning the surprises, a batting team can unlock the third powerplay by hitting two sixes in the first two powerplays.
Fans will be able to vote on the app 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.)