Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, and Rashid Khan will be seen in a brand-new gladiatorial cricket sequence `Ultimate Kricket Challenge (UKC)`.
The distinctive star-studded occasion, that will get underway from December 24, shortens the sport into 4 innings of 15 balls every, where every UKC gladiator will go head-to-head in opposition to each other, rising the stakes for the suitable to be topped one of the best on the planet.
The first exhilarating season of UKC will see six international superstars who will be UKC contenders. They go head-to-head in opposition to every other, day-after-day at 9:30 PM on the Star Sports Network from December 24 to January 1, with some shock appearances from other international superstars.
In an official launch issued by Star India, Yuvraj mentioned: “Cricket has been at the heart of every Indian fan and, but it needs to constantly evolve, constantly excite. UKC is that evolution. This brand-new format is wonderful. It`s what cricket is about. Player versus player. No distractions. One on one. It`s exciting and it`s the future of cricket that I know will strike a chord with viewers and fans. I am up for this challenge to be the best in the world and hope to emulate my 2007 T20 World Cup feat of six consecutive sixes in the UKC as well. Hoping for a great show in Dubai and to beat all the others.”
The first of its sort, this 16-match match will see the introduction of new cricket guidelines in a new one-on-one cricket match format.
Each match will consist of two UKC contenders squaring off in opposition to every other throughout 4 innings of 15 balls every in each match.
2 factors are awarded for a UKC contender profitable a match within the league stage and the UKC contender with extra runs on the finish of every match is the winner.
The top 4 UKC contenders from the league rounds enter the semi-finals, which are knock-out matches.
A UKC Contender while batting can achieve runs solely after they full a bodily run. The scoring is split into 6 scoring zones: Zone A – 1 run, Zone B- 1 run, Zone C – 2 runs, Zone D – 3 runs, Zone E – with a bounce 4 runs, Zone E- direct 6 runs.
However, if a batter who hits the bullseye (behind the bowler) scores 12 runs and positive aspects an additional ball to play. Bullseye on the sq. of wickets will get the batter 4 runs. Every time a batter will get out, 5 runs are deducted from the whole.