Pietersen suggests a new rule to spice up T20 cricket

Reacting to Pietersen’s suggestion, fans said that this would an undue advantage to teams who have more power hitters in their team

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Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has a unique idea to level up the excitement of T20 cricket. Pietersen has suggested that any six going further than 100 meters should be awarded 12 runs.

Pietersen took to Twitter and requested ICC to consider the rule change. He further reckoned that the England Cricket Board can use this in the inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’.

‘The Hundred’ has already created a lot of buzz since its announcement. From a 100 ball inning to wickets being called outs, ECB are looking for several ways to make the tournament unique thus they can definitely consider Pietersen’s suggestion.

Several T20 leagues have adopted various new rules to make the game more exciting. Recently, Australia’s Big Bash League allowed the teams to split their traditional six over powerplay while they also allowed the teams to bring in player substitutes at various stages of the game.

Many fans on Twitter reacted to Pietersen’s suggestion. Some fans trolled him for his idea while others said that the rule will give an undue advantage to teams like West Indies who are known to hit big sixes.

It will be interesting to see if the rule gets implemented in T20 cricket ever. As of now, ICC shouldn’t be too interested in such radical rule. However, ECB definitely can try it out in the next edition of ‘The Hundred’.

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