T20 style tournament unveiled by ECB in 100-ball format with 15 six-ball overs and TEN in final over

THE ECB have given the inexperienced mild to a brand new competitors aimed toward revolutionising the sport in this nation – lasting one hundred balls with TEN deliveries in the final over.

Cricket bosses have been making an attempt to return up with a brand new format that may appeal to greater audiences and hold broadcasters completely happy.

 A new 100-ball competition has been announced by the ECB

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A brand new 100-ball competitors has been introduced by the ECB

And the idea they’re pushing by means of in 2020 is their try at simplifying the sport and making certain much less probability of overrunning time and inflicting TV corporations scheduling issues.

There will probably be separate competitions for males and ladies beneath the identical branding, with matches scheduled to be performed over a 5-week window in the center of the summer time.

However crucially will probably be added as an additional competitors, operating alongside the T20 Blast that has develop into an integral a part of the English cricket season.

The format will see every innings made up of one hundred balls, with 15 conventional overs of six deliveries earlier than ten are bowled in the sixteenth and final over.

 Cricket bosses want to increase crowd sizes and take-up of the game with their new 100-ball format

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Cricket bosses need to improve crowd sizes and take-up of the sport with their new 100-ball format
 ECB chief executive Tom Harrison believes the new format will help drive a new generation of cricket fans

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ECB chief government Tom Harrison believes the brand new format will assist drive a brand new era of cricket followers

ECB chief government Tom Harrison stated: “This can be a recent and thrilling concept which can attraction to a youthful viewers and appeal to new followers to the sport.

“All through its improvement, we’ve proven management, offered problem and adopted a course of. We’ll proceed to try this because the idea evolves.

“Our recreation has a historical past of innovation and we’ve got an obligation to search for future progress for the well being and sustainability of the entire recreation.

“There are 18 First Class Counties, enjoying pink and white ball cricket, at our core and these Counties and competitions might be supported, promoted and profit from the sport’s progress.”

ECB Chief Business Officer, Sanjay Patel, added: “The event staff has had robust help and encouragement in its conversations thus far and it’s time to take the idea wider as we construct the element.

 The new shorter format will be played out over a five week period in the middle of the summer

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The brand new shorter format might be performed out over a 5 week interval in the center of the summer time

“That is 100-ball cricket, a easy strategy to succeed in a brand new era. Based mostly on fifteen conventional 6-ball overs, the opposite ten balls will add a recent tactical dimension.

“Crucially, this may also assist differentiate this competitors from Vitality Blast and different T20 competitions worldwide, sustaining our recreation’s historical past of profitable innovation.

“The gamers and our beneficial broadcast companions underneath the brand new TV partnerships from 2020-24 are very important to the success of this competitors and they’ll see the power, pleasure and simplicity of this strategy.”

 

THE ECB have given the inexperienced mild to a brand new competitors aimed toward revolutionising the sport in this nation – lasting one hundred balls with TEN deliveries in the final over.