3TC- 3 Team Cricket. The latest cricketing format kicks off in South Africa.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has combined its return to traning and play plans with an exhibition event in collaboration with a new company,3TeamCricket, which aims to introduce an experimental format which may revolutionize the cricketing arena.
The showpiece features three teams and will consist of eight players each.
The teams have been named as follows;
- Quinny’s Kites
- KG’s Kingfishers
- AB’s Eagles
These three teams will play against each other in the same match for the Solidarity Cup.The teams will be capatained by some high profile players in the South African setup.(AB de Villers,Quinton de kock and Kagiso Rabada)
KG’s Kingfishers: Heinrich Klaasen (c), Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Glenton Stuurman, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee
Quinny’s Kites: Quinton de Kock (c), David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje, Dwayne Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Lutho Sipamla
AB’s Eagles: AB de Villiers (c), Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Andile, Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Kyle Verreynne, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin
The money raised from sponsorships will go towards a newly created cricket hardship fund, which aims to provide relief for people within the cricket industry who have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic.
3TC-How does it work?
- The match is contested between three teams of eight players.
- The match is played over 36 overs in two halves of 18 overs.
- Teams bat for one inning of 12 overs split between two six-over periods, facing one opponent in the first half and the other opponent in the second half.
- After the seventh wicket falls, the last batsman stands alone and can score in an even number of runs. If the seventh wicket falls in the first half, the teams forfeit the remaining balls in that half.
- The bowling team will be able to use only one new ball for their 12 overs. Also, one bowler can only bowl three overs.
- Most runs win gold, second silver, and the third bronze. If two teams tie with most runs. A super over will determine the gold winner.
If the event helps 3TC transcend the uncertainty over how it might look and feel in action,the format could help develop the game.
“Life is a combination of magic and pasta,” Federico Fellini said.CSA and its partners in this venture have been cooking the pasta for weeks. Tying knots in it elegantly and, most importantly, safely is where the magic will need to be conjured.
As many leagues around the world are kept at bay due to the pandemic. It would be interesting to see what the 3TC does to the cricketing world.
Pre-requisites for Playing
Due to the global pandemic a strict Covid-19 protocol is followed.
- All matches are played in empty stadiums
- Players are brought in three days prior to the match and kept in a sanitized area.
- Players are monitored regularly
- Everyone within the stadium will have to wear masks
As many leagues around the world are kept at bay due to the pandemic. It would be interesting to see what the 3 Team Cricket does to the cricketing world.