20/20 World Cricket Championship series to kick off today ~ World Amazing Information, Facts & News

One may not be familiar with the “20/20 cricket series” but the cricket enthusiasts around the world are all set to wel ..........

One may not be familiar with the “20/20 cricket series” but the cricket enthusiasts around the world are all set to welcome the wonder game .This is the first time in the cricket history that two world cups will be organized in a year especially in just 05 months duration. All the participating nations especially the top eight test playing countries are expecting to capture the cup, which became disappointed in the 50-50-world cup. On the other hand Australia is eyeing to grab all the top honors to prove its superiority to others.

20-20 cricket was first introduced at county level by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003. In this format of cricket each team bats for a maximum of only 20 overs a side, with each innings lasting for 75 minutes.

20-20 World Cup Rules

  • A Bowler may bowl a maximum of only 4 overs per innings.
  • Umpires may award 5-run penalty runs at their discretion if they believe either team is wasting time.
  • The following fielding restrictions apply:
  1. No more than 5 fielders can be on the leg side at any time.
  2. During the first 6 overs, a maximum of 2 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle.
  3. After the first 6 overs, a maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the fielding circle.
  4. Should a bowler deliver a no ball by overstepping the popping crease, it costs 2 runs and his next delivery is designated a free-hit, from which the batsman can only be dismissed through a run out.
  • If the fielding team do not start to bowl their 20th over within 75 minutes, the batting side is credited an extra 6 runs for every whole over bowled after the 75 minute mark; the umpire may add more time to this, if he considers the batting team is wasting time.

  • If the match ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is broken with a bowl-out (similar to a penalty shoot-out in football); with 5 bowlers from each side delivering 2 balls each at an unguarded wicket. If the number of wickets is equal after the first 10 balls per side, the bowling continues and is decided by sudden death.

Source: keralaonline.com

Stumble Upon Toolbar


  1. live // November 28, 2008 2:21 PM  

    T20 live cricket provides more excitement than recorded videos. Cricket match makes thriller only when watch live on T.V. or in stadium. Sports channels work hard to supply quality coverage.