‘Gimmicks’: Shane Watson lays into new ‘misguided’ Big Bash rules

After the conclusion of the most entertaining and competitive tournament of this year, the IPL, the upcoming Big Bash T20 league has drawn all the attention. We witnessed tremendous efforts by all the players in the IPL even though many players were taking part or playing on the field almost after 6 to 7 months. In the Big Bash league the Cricket Australia has introduced many changes in the game rules in order to make it more interesting for the viewers as well as the players.

The rules:

Some of the rules are:

1. Allowing BBL teams to make a substitution after 10 overs of the first innings.

2. The six-over power play has been trimmed to four overs and the batting team can decide to take the other two overs of the power play in any of the last 10 years.

3.  If the chasing team is ahead of their opponents’ equivalent 10-over score they will be given a point while if this doesn’t happen the bonus point goes to the bowling team.

Watson not pleased:

Although these are only 3 changes but they have tweaked the game completely and it will be a different T20 game when all the teams meet in the Big Bash league.

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed dissatisfaction over these decisions of the Cricket Australia saying that CA is introducing these rules in a misguided attempt to reinvigorate the tournament. He says he is not able to understand why the wheel is being rebuilt when it wasn’t broken.

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