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Kevin Peitersen prescribes 12 runs for all hits of 100 metres or more
England batting legend Kevin Peitersen came up with an interesting suggestion recently to create more interest in the game by stating that all hits crossing 100 metres should be awarded 12 runs instead of the current rule of 6 runs.
In a recent twitter share, Pietersen listed the advantages of awarding 12 runs on all 100 metres and above hits in the below points in IPL.
- No game is really over till it’s over.
- It adds real excitement.
- Broadcasters have new equations around the possibilities of 12s being hit.
- New revenue stream as they can be sponsored.
Though it does appear a bit of an unconventional suggestion, Pietersen’s suggestion does have its merits.
For example in a run chase when 8 runs are required with one ball left, the defending team are secured in the minds about their win unless a no-ball is bowled. The 12 run rule, if it is employed can keep the match alive till the end in such scenarios.
Kevin Peitersen prescribes 12 runs for all hits of 100 metres or more. However, there are issues in the measurement of hits and umpires will require assistance in that respect in terms of allocation of 100 metres boundaries.
It remains to be seen whether Pietersen gets enough support for his out of the box thinking.