What if 20/20 went to 9 innings etc

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What if 20/20 went to 9 innings etc

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To promote cricket in countries like USA, Japan, Dominican Republic, Korea and any such any baseball-centric country,
what if 20 / 20 cricket went to a 9 innings format ?
For little more easier initiation to cricket to suck in baseball fans
(& exterminate baseball Ha Ha Just kidding)
Cricket & baseball can peacefully coexist & flourish to promote economic prosperity (especially some of these many poor countries)

This is just a an idea I am throwing out .
Maybe there is a better presentation but similar to as below.

There will be 9 innings (like baseball) of 2 overs each . Each over is 7 balls
or 3 overs of 5 balls each or whatever .
This will be roughly equivalent of a 20 over match

The batting rotation may be somewhat similar to baseball.
Team X bats first for 2 (or 3 overs).
Then Team Y bats it first innings.
Then each team bats for 2 (3 overs).

Players 1,2,3 or 4 whatever bat first 2(or 3) overs on each team.
Then the next 3 or 4 players on each team bat. Then the next 3 or 4.
When all 11 players are done, the rotation starts from beginning again
Something like that

You don't have to completely dump 20 / 20 format. This format can still continue in the cricketing world.
The new format will be introduced to baseball countries and other new countries.
Later on these baseball countries can enter the regular cricketing world
(Or who knows the 9 inning format can get so popular that it will replace 20 / 20 format in regular cricketing world later on)
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Re: What if 20/20 went to 9 innings etc

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I watched baseball in usa without much of my
Knowledge in Boston. I remember its under arm sort of, not sure if i watch women playing games or mens?

So how you makes out? Are you watching IPL?
Yesterday's KKR vs punjab was thriller 20/20
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Re: What if 20/20 went to 9 innings etc

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I am confused on 9 innings in Cricket but i would suggest test cricket as follows

For example
Bill xl 1st innings 500 for 3 declared or whatever the score for 10 wicket

Cowper xl 1st Innings 400 for 8 Declared or
What ever the score for 10 wicket

2nd Innings bill xl maximim 300 ball
2nd innings cowper xl. Minimum 300 ball

I am sure game over by 5th day so never Dull draw plus more People turn to see live games in the stadium if permited after Covid Epidemic
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