England Cricket Board Announces Trial Dates for ‘The Hundred’
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the dates for the trials of ‘The Hundred’, which takes place next month.
The director of ECB, Andrew Strauss has confirmed the news regarding the experiments that are proposed to get underway in September.
‘The Hundred’ to get underway soon
“The trials will provide an opportunity for players to get involved and to experiment with various elements of the playing conditions which will be tested before giving feedback to the ECB on if the format is workable,” said PCA chairperson Daryl Mitchell.
To seek innovation, ECB scheduled these trials in Loughborough city that will host the number of women’s games between 13-16 September. On the other hand, the tests for the men will commence from 16-18 September at Trent Bridge.
“After the proposed 100-ball format was announced in April, consultation with PCA members has been regular, with numerous conversations and meetings between the ECB, PCA, and player representatives to discuss playing regulations”
Teams in ‘The Hundred’
About eight teams are likely to take part in the event. The city-based tournament got the preliminary name as ‘The Hundred.’ It is worth to mention the name of the tournament has not been sewing up yet. The event is likely to come practically in 2020 for the first time.
After the co-operative approach from many nations with ECB, the players have been working out.
Daryll Mitchell said they are hopeful the maximum number of countries will take part in the event. After receiving clearance from the respective board, the player will get match fees. While talking about the fixtures, he said:
“We are hopeful the majority of counties will have a representative, although with some counties having first XI and second XI fixtures. It will not be possible to have a player from each of the 18 counties.”