Whats the Truth?: 5 ball over T20 coming to England

Updated on Sep 06 2018

Whats the Truth?: 5 ball over T20 coming to England

NEWS: A message is spreading in WhatsApp (given below) saying a new format of T20 cricket would coming to England by 2020. As per the message, major changes include making an over to have only 5 balls. It even claims to be done due to pressure from TV broadcasting companies (even names BCC).

TRUTH: The news is an exaggeration of the truth. Our investigation has got us reports by cricket.com.au that a new format of 100 ball per side cricket is going to be introduced in England. Each side will get 15 overs of normal 6 ball over and then an additional 10 balls. This will thus be the shortest form of cricket in domestic league. T20 matches has 120 balls per side.

As per the report, this is done as a move to increase the popularity of the game.

As per the report, this is done as a move to increase the popularity of the game.

Source: https://www.cricket.com.au/news/ecb-england-100-ball-cricket-15-overs-10-extra-deliveries-new-format-t20-domestic-competition/2018-04-19