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ECB hopes new T20 format will capture cricket's imagination

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Well. In the middle of all the action from Australia, South Africa, UAE and New Zealand, here is something interesting for the Cricket fans around the world.

It is “Last Man Stands T20 Cricket”. If you are thinking that it is as same as the normal T20 cricket, you are wrong. This is something out of the ordinary. It actually is an 8-a side amateur tournament that has hit the UK shores with a bang.

First of all, let us take a look at the new and quite interesting rules of this version:

• Each game is completed in less than 2 hours which ensures that you can play it on a weekday evening.

• Each over consists of just 5 balls.

• Each side consists of eight players.

• The team innings is only over when “All eight players are out” hence the name of this version is justified.

• The most interesting rule of all is that you get 12 runs if you hit a six off the last ball

Also, there are a huge number of people who are engaged in this amateur league; 20,000 players and 1,200 teams in NZ, Australia and England to be exact.

New leagues will be starting this season in England and the league matches will be fitted into global structure which ensures that the winners who progress above regional finals can play in the national finals as well.

The league is actually is a very good step for the development of cricket mainly because of the fact that it gives everyone a chance to play after getting registered and also that everyone can get refreshed through playing Cricket even in weekdays.

Last Man Stands is really expected to attract a huge number of people when the new season starts.

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