Kevin Pietersen said there is no place for delay in T20 cricket (Kevin Pietersen / Instagram)
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Ayan Morgan were fined heavily for slow over-rate.
Peterson wrote in his blog on Betway.com that it is a good message to all the players that players like Rohit and Morgan have been fined for slow over-speed this week. The former English batsman said that T20 is a cricket entertainment package. There is space for fours, sixes, wickets, poor fielding, but there is no place for delay in it. The audience needs all this within three hours.
Earlier this was the rule
Pietersen recalled one story that when he was playing T20 for the first time in 2004, there was a timer on the scoreboard and you had to complete your overs in the stipulated time. There could be no compromise in this.Also read:
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In fact, the BCCI has made a rule that now every team must complete their 20 overs in 90 minutes. Earlier, the rule was that the 20th over should be started in 90 minutes, but now within an hour and a half the scheduled 20 overs will have to be finished. In 90 minutes, the teams will get two time outs of two and a half minutes. Meaning teams will have to throw a total of 20 overs in 85 minutes. According to this, every team will have to throw 14.11 overs in an hour.