Cricket South Africa has revealed that they will be playing the 3T cricket from 27th June. The new format of the game has gotten some special rules according to which there will be three teams playing at once in a match. Each time ought to have eight players and the three teams will be captained by Kagiso Rabada, Quinton De Kock, and AB De Villiers.
South Africa announces new three-team limited-overs format: 3T Cricket
A game of 3TC cricket consists of 36 overs divided into two halves of 18 overs each. In the first half, each team faces six overs from one of their opponents. In the second half of the game, each side resumes batting, facing another six overs, but this time from their other opponents.
The rules of game highlights that a match is contested between three teams of eight players each and the team’s bat for one inning of 12 overs split between two 6-over periods, facing one opponent in the first half and the other opponent in the second half.
Teams’ turns in the first half will rotate from batting to bowling to the dugout. With the starting positions determined by a draw and in the second half, teams bat in order of the highest scores in the first half. Source: GeoSuper
“After the fall of the 7th wicket, the last batter stands alone and can only score in even numbers of runs. If the 7th wicket falls in the first half, the team forfeits the remaining balls in that half, and the last batter resumes the innings in the second half says the official rules of the game,” the rules state.
“Most runs wins Gold, second Silver, and third Bronze. If two teams tie with most runs, super overs decide Gold; if all three teams tie, all get Gold, and, in a tie for second, Silver is shared,” it adds.
The former skipper of South Africa, Graeme Smith, thinks it will be something new for the cricketing world to experience and CSA is waiting for it to be initiated.
“I know that the players are itching to get back into action as well, which is why we as CSA are so excited about the Solidarity Cup. It’s a thrilling new format and a match that is working towards a greater good. We are proud to partner with 3TeamCricket on this project.” Smith said in a statement issued by the board.