Kevin Pietersen Suggests Radical Change To Add “Real Excitement” To T20 Cricket | Cricket News

Kevin Pietersen Asks ICC For Radical Change To Add

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen on Tuesday steered a radical change so as to add “real excitement” to Twenty20 cricket and make it much more interesting. Taking to Twitter, Pietersen steered that the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ought to think about awarding 12 runs for a six that travels past 100 metres and he even went on to clarify the advantages of implementing this new rule. In a separate tweet, Pietersen mentioned it should be sure that no match is over till it is truly over, with chasing groups at all times having an opportunity of turning issues round with a large hit. He additional added that broadcasters can utilise it to generate extra income by sponsoring such pictures.

“I want an addition to the rules in T20 cricket! Or, @englandcricket can do it in the 100. If a player hits a 6 that goes over 100m, I want a 12 awarded! @ICC,” Pietersen tweeted.

“The pluses for a 12, for a shot that travels over 100m: 1. No game is really over till it’s over. 2. It adds real excitement. 3. Broadcasters have new equations around possibilities of 12s being hit. 4. New revenue stream as they can be sponsored. Watch this space…!” wrote Pietersen explaining the rationale behind his suggestion.

Naturally, Pietersen’s suggestion raised a number of eyebrows, particularly the bowlers who would don’t have anything to achieve from the rule. Replying on Petersen’s tweet, former England fast bowler Darren Gough requested: “Do you have no feelings for how this makes a bowler feel? Going for a 12”, to which Pietersen replied: “None at all!”

Gough even received help from former England pacer Ryan Sidebottom who requested Pietersen if he had no sympathy for the bowlers.

While followers love watching batsmen hit lengthy sixes, most of them weren’t proud of Pietersen’s suggestion and rejected it totally.

Topics talked about on this article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here