Meanwhile, Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerrit said the 6IXTY is the perfect way to pay tribute to Gayle and to thank him for the entertainment he provided for the fans throughout the world.
Gayle brand ambassador for new CPL 6IXTY-ball tournament
Associated Press / Rajanish Kakade
Twenty20 icon Chris Gayle will be the new 60-ball tournament brand ambassador.
The 6IXTY, will get underway in St. Kitts and Nevis on Aug.24.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Chris Gayle have confirmed he will not play in CPL 2022 and instead concentrate on the shorter format.
The self-proclaimed “Universe Boss” will be playing in the tournament and will be acting as host for the six teams. Gayle has the most runs, most hundreds, most sixes, and the most scores or 50 or more in T20.
The tournament will feature six men’s team and three women’s teams which will be fighting for their own version of the Universe Boss Trophy’s named in Chris Gayle’s honor.
For the new tournament, each batting team will have six wickets and at the fall of the sixth wicket they are all out. The batting team will also have two Power Play overs can unlock by hitting two sixes in the first 12 balls. If unlocked, the extra Power Play over can be taken anytime between overs 3-9. There will be 30 balls (five overs) bowled from one end before the action switches to the other end for the final 30 balls and no bowlers will be able to bowl more than two overs for the innings.
Pete Russell, Hero CPL’s CEO said “Chris Gayle has been such a huge part of the CPL’s success and we are delighted that he has agreed to be a big part for this exciting new opportunity for Caribbean cricket.