Covid-19 pandemic delayed the prime driver of sports around the world. What is 3T Cricket afterall?

After four months lockdown, Cricket makes another big innovation with 3T Solidarity cup in South Africa.

3T Cricket
AB De Villiers with Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma
It was the first major televised sporting event in South Africa since the Covid-19 lockdown in March. This exhibition match was held in 18 July 2020 at centurion.
3T cricket means three team cricket, where three teams was played in one 36 over match. Every team got 12 overs to bat with eight players each and match was divided into two halves of 18 overs each.

Three teams are Kites, Kingfishers and Eagles.
Kites: Quinton De Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje.
Kingfishers: Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks (captain), Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee, Glenton Stuurman, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Eagles: AB de Villiers (captain), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi.
Highlights of this Cup 
Eagles clinch gold (160/4 in 12 overs); Kites fixed the silver (138/3 in 12 overs) and Kingfishers settle for bronze (113/5 in 12 overs).

3T Cricket Rules
In the first half, teams rotate from batting to bowling to the Dugout and the starting positions are determined by a draw

In the second half, teams bat in order of the highest scores in the first half and if scores are tied, the first half order is reversed

After the fall of the 7th wicket, the not-out batter continues to bat alone. The batter can only score in even numbers of runs and can only bat in the second half. If the 7th wicket falls in the first half, the team forfeits the remaining balls in the first half and the not-out batter resumes the innings in the second half.

Each bowling team has the use of one new ball for their full 12 overs which is used for both opponents.

A match can only be shortened by weather to 18, 24 or 30 overs in terms of a formula laid down by 3T Cricket.

Most runs wins Gold, second Silver and third Bronze. If 2 teams tie with most runs, super overs decide Gold; if all 3 teams tie, all get Gold; and, in a tie for second, Silver is shared.

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