The 6IXTY tournament includes six men’s teams and three women’s teams. The tournament was start on August 24, 2022 in St. Kitts and Nevis and The tournament will feature 12 men’s matches and 7 women’s matches over five days of fast-paced action.
This revolutionary format will see the latest innovations that will change T10 cricket and make the game more fast-paced and action-packed. The first edition of THE 6IXTY will see the men’s and women’s teams compete for 2022 in a new 60-ball tournament featuring some of the best cricketers from around the world with title sponsor SKYEXCH.
Accordingly, the men’s tournament started yesterday and the first match was between Guyana Amazon Warriors and St. Lucia Kings. Batting first, the Warriors scored 111 for 05. However, chasing the set target, the Kings were all out for just 104 runs and the Guyana team won the first match by 07 runs.
The Jamaica Tallawahs team led by Rowman Powell played the second match of the tournament against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Accordingly, Tallawahs, who batted first, scored 139 runs. The opening pair of Tallawahs could not get off to a good start and the pair were bowled out for a very low score.
However, captain Rowman Powell, Fabian Allen and Raymon Reifer helped Tallawahs to 139 in the innings. The skipper scored 32 runs off 13 balls, Allen scored 45 runs off 18 balls and Raifer scored 38 runs off 19 balls.
Armed with some devastating players like Chris Gayle, Ewing Lewis, Andre Fletcher, but St Kitts and Nevis Patriots were all out for 84 runs in 7.2 overs.
Captain Powell shared his thoughts on the tournament ahead of Tallawahs’ inaugural season in the SKYEXCH 6IXTY tournament. Accordingly, he mentioned that with the new format, it will take some time to get used to the new rules.
“I think it’s a good feeling all around, the guys are ready and raring to go. We had a little talk with the guys and the excitement is buzzing, so hopefully we have a good showing as a team.”
“I’ve played in a few T10s before, and this one seems a little different. It will take a little getting used to, so hopefully the transition becomes easy.”
Jamaica Tallawahs will not be able to get the services of Andre Russell this time after Russell moved to Kieron Pollard-led Trinbago Knight Riders. Accordingly, Powell admitted that there is no replacement for Russell.
“Extremely big loss. I don’t think any cricketer in the Caribbean can replace Russell. So, we’re not trying to fill the void, but build an impenetrable unit, where each guy supports each other, instead of relying on one or two persons.”
Powell believes that this 6IXTY tournament can be used as a preparation stage for the CPL. He explained it further.
“That’s what we’re going to use the 6IXTY as, using it as a scouting ground. But we’re still looking to win and fill the void we have in our team. For instance, if we have a death bowling problem, we put on two death bowlers, and they kind of auction for the spot to be the team’s death bowler when the CPL starts.”
Jamaica Tallawahs will have two former West Indies legends Shivnarine Chanderpaul as the head coach and Curtly Ambrose as the assistant coach. Accordingly, Powell said that they will use their experience to take the team forward in the CPL tournament.
“This is a team that has a lot of cricket knowledge behind it, so hopefully with that knowledge, you can see it out in the field.”
The third match of the tournament was played between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Royals and TKR who batted first scored only 76 runs. Br players achieved the target by scoring 80 runs in 6.3 overs.