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Trinbago Knights Riders versus the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League. Source: emirates247.com

Thus, in 1963, the cricket authority which was the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), finally gave in to a new attractive plan to bring people out to the county grounds to witness the game of cricket, so rekindling interest in the English summer game. This plan was the limited-overs game.

One must be reminded that at this time there was no such thing as a limited-overs game and first-class cricketers only played three-day and four-day matches, plus the better ones who might be chosen for their country would take part in a five-day Test match. Hence it was with a tremendous round of excitement that this new venture was greeted.  The agreed-on concept would be a game to be played under the existing laws of cricket but each team would only be allowed one innings of 60 overs.

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