Melbourne Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has targeted the country's cricket board for enforcing new rules in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL). Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to implement three new rules in the BBL's 10th tournament starting on 10 December which are Power Surge, X Factor Players and Bash Boots. Watson wrote on the blog in his T20 website, "I read today that BBL is implementing tricks like Power Surge, X Factor Player and Bash Boot which is a futile attempt to revive the tournament."
He said, "I don't understand why people are trying to revive something when it is not even finished". Will be used to replace a batsman or a bowler in the fielding team who has not bowled more than one over. The power surge will be a two-over power play that the batting team can take at any time during the last 10 overs of the innings. During this time, only two fielders will be allowed outside 30 yards. The six-over power play at the beginning of each innings will be reduced to four overs to give power surges a place.
Another rule is associated with bonus contest points called 'bash boots'. After 10 overs of the second innings, it will be given to the team who scored more after 10 overs. Watson, who said goodbye to competitive cricket after the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), said these changes would make the game more complex. Watson, who scored 291 wickets in 59 Tests, 190 ODIs and 58 T20 internationals, besides 291 wickets from Australia, said that these 'new experiments of science' would create complications not only for the players and coaches but also for the spectators. While these rules have not been tested at the lower level.