All you need to know about 3TC Solidarity Cup; How, when, where and what of the format and squads

3 teams to play against each other in the newest form of cricket in South Africa.

All you need to know about 3TC Solidarity Cup; How, when, where and what of the format and squads
All you need to know about 3TC Solidarity Cup; How, when, where and what of the format and squads
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What is 3TC Solidarity Cup?

The Solidarity Cup is a once-off, marquee event that will introduce 3TC to the world. 

When and where will it take place?

This first-ever 3TC match will be contested at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Nelson Mandela International Day – 18 July at 2:30 pm (IST). It will be played between 3 teams Eagles, Kingfishers and Kites of world-class South African cricketers.

How Will it Work?

36 Overs Version

  • Contested between 3 teams of 8 players each.
  • The match is divided into two halves of 18 overs each.
  • Each team will face 12 overs per innings.
  • In the first half, each team faces 6 overs from one of their opponents.
  • In the second half, each team faces another 6 overs from their other opponents.

90 Overs Version

  • Contested between 3 teams of 11 players each.
  • The match is divided into two halves of 45 overs each.
  • Each team will face 30 overs per innings.
  • In the first half, each team faces 15 overs from one of their opponents.
  • In the second half, each team faces another 15 overs from their other opponents.

Rules for 3TC Format

What are the rules fo 36 overs format?

  • In the first half, teams rotate from batting to bowling to the dugout with the starting positions determined by a draw.
  • In the second half, teams bat in order of the highest scores in the first half.
  • After the fall of the 7th wicket, the last batter stands alone and can only score in even numbers of runs.
  • If the second wicket falls in 1st half, the team forfeits the remaining balls and the last batter resumes in 2nd half.
  • Maximum three overs per bowler to either opponent.
  • Most runs win Gold, 2nd Silver and 3rd Bronze.

What are the rules fo 36 overs format?

  • Bowling teams get new balls for each of their two opponents.
  • A maximum of 6 overs per bowler is allowed.
  • Powerplays in the first 5 overs in the first half.
  • Powerplays in any consecutive 5 overs elected by the batting team in the 2nd half.
  • Maximum of 2 fielders allowed outside the inner ring in a powerplay, otherwise a maximum of 4 players.
  • Most runs win GOld, 2nd Silver and 3rd Bronze.

What are the squads of the three teams featuring the 3TC Solidarity Cup?

Eagles: AB de Villiers (c), Aiden Markram, Andile, Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Kyle Verreynne and Bjorn Fortuin.

Kingfishers: Heinrich Klaasen (c), Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee, Glenton Stuurman and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Kites: Quinton de Kock (c), David Miller, Dwayne Pretorius, Temba Bavuma, Beuran Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Lutho Sipamla and Anrich Nortje.

Boundaries restriction in 3TC Solidarity Cup due to coronavirus

For the players of The Solidarity Cup, protecting the boundary is going to mean two things:

  1. Preventing fours and sixes through athleticism, skill, courage and grit; and
  2. Maintaining the boundaries required by social distancing regulations, through spatial awareness, discipline and a sense of shared responsibility

To make social distancing easier for the players, the Solidarity Cup has put certain coronavirus fielding restrictions in place. These restrictions require each of the six fielders to remain within his demarcated fielding position until the ball is bowled.

Boundaries restriction in 3TC Solidarity Cup due to coronavirus
Boundaries restriction in 3TC Solidarity Cup due to coronavirus