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Rule innovations introduced for BBL|10

16 November 2020

It’s time for Stars fans to get excited with three new rule changes introduced for the upcoming KFC BBL season.

Combined, the new rules reward big hitting and fast scoring which means you’ll need to be watching the ball this season!

In KFC BBL|10, the batting side can have a Power Surge. The normal power play has been shortened to four overs, at start of the innings and an additional two over “Power Surge” can be taken by the batting team any time from the 11th over onwards.

This year we’ll also be able to introduce a new X-Factor. This Stars player, named as either the 12th or 13th player on the team sheet, can replace any player on the field who is yet to bat or bowled no more than one over, at the 10 over mark of the first innings.

Last but not least, Team Green will be able to battle for the Bash Boost.

Four competition points will be up for grabs per match – three points for the overall win and one Bash Boost point, awarded half way through the second innings. If the Stars are chasing, we’ll receive the Bash Boost if we’re above the equivalent 10-over score of our opposition. If we’re trailing, the fielding side will receive the point.

Our WBBL Coach and the KFC BBL’s player acquisition and cricket consultant Trent Woodhill said:

“The best T20 leagues across the globe are the ones that continue to innovate, push the boundaries and challenge the status quo. The introduction of these new Playing Conditions firmly puts the KFC Big Bash League in that category.

“There’s now more emphasis on the role of the coach, more for our fans to look forward to and more for our broadcasters to speak to during each KFC BBL game.”