Twenty20 Cricket

Is it cricket?

A new style of game has taken some of the cricketing world by storm. It is a whole new ball game, an enhancement of the one day game to make the game fast, furious and instant. It has had the effect of brining a new audience to the sport. It is full of action and appealing to the younger crowd. The purists of the game don't like it, but if it brings large crowds to watch cricket, it has to be good for the game overall.

Rules

The game is played on normal cricket grounds with traditional one-day rules, with the some exceptions. There are still plenty of minor rules variations, but listed here are the rules that were used for the first international game of 20/20 played in Australia, between Australia A and Pakistan on Jan 13th 2005 at the Adelaide Oval. I expect that the rules will evolve as more and more games are played.

20-Twenty Cricket Rules

These are general rules, which are being modified over time and they are not used in this form for each game or at all tournaments.

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