After three months of no cricket action across the globe, Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to resume cricket in the country with a new experimental format. Known as 3T cricket, this unique format will pit not two but three teams against each other in a single match.
The one-off exhibition game will be held at SuperSport Park, Centurion, and will feature three teams comprising eight players each. The sides will be captained by AB de Villiers (pictured above), Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada respectively.
Each team will bat for a total of 12 overs in the game, which will be split into two innings of six overs each. At the of the match, the team with the most runs scored across the two innings wins. An interesting addition is the concept of the last man standing. In the event of a team losing seven wickets, the last batsman shall continue to bat alone until he is dismissed or the quota of 12 overs is exhausted.
The match was initially scheduled for Saturday, June 27, but is now delayed as the South African government is yet to give it a green light. A new date is expected to be announced soon.
The 3T cricket event will be broadcast in the Indian subcontinent by the Star Sports network. Fans can catch the game live on Star Sports or Disney+ Hotstar.