The new format of indoor cricket called the Ultimate Kricket Challenge (UKC) will have its inagural edition, starting on December 24 – here’s everything you need to know about it.
What is UKC?
UKC – the Ultimate Kricket Challenge – is a new format of indoor cricket, featuring one-on-one battles between players in a whole new format of the game. The tournament will run from December 24 to January 1, and comprise some of the biggest names in the sport.
What is the format of UKC Cricket?
The format will pit players against each other one-on-one. A match will comprise of four innings of 15 balls each, and each player, while bowling, will be assisted by one fielder and a wicketkeeper. A bowler, aka Contender, can bowl eight balls per innings, while a sub player, aka Ace, can bowl seven.
For batters, scoring areas are divided into six zones, with each zone carrying a weightage of runs, with a maximum of six. There is also the element of ‘Bullseye’ where a batsman will be awarded an extra ball and a full 12 runs if he hits it in the area behind the bowler.
Who are the players participating in UKC Cricket?
.@Eoin16 is all pumped to face his opponents in the brand new #UltimateKricketChallenge! How excited are you to watch him in action?@UltimateKricket begins 24th December, 9:30PM only on the Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar pic.twitter.com/BbwjEAqDz1
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) December 23, 2020
What are the fixtures of UKC Cricket?
UKC Cricket will begin with a clash between two England greats when Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen take each other on Christmas eve. Morgan’s next clash will come against Yuvraj Singh the next day, while on December 26, the clash between West Indies biggies Andre Russell and Chris Gayle is one to watch out for.
The full fixture list can be found here.
Where can I watch live telecast and streaming of UKC cricket?
Star Sports will telecast UKC live, with the broadcast available in five different languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Live streaming of UKC will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
More details on live telecast and streaming can be found here.