The Hundred tournament: Rules, Teams, Schedule and everything

What is the hundred?

The Hundred is an action-packed, unmissable new 100 ball cricket competition that will put you on the edge of your seat.

The hundred is a tournament for men and women respectively having eight teams each.

The Hundred Team Players

Where it start from?


A new city-based cricket Twenty20 competition similar to the enormously popular and financially successful Indian Premier League was first proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in September 2016. Following early discussions between the 18 first-class counties, the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) also and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) they voted 16–3 in favor of developing the competition.

A new city-based cricket Twenty20 competition similar to the enormously popular and financially successful Indian Premier League was first proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in September 2016. Following early discussions between the 18 first-class counties, the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) also and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) they voted 16–3 in favor of developing the competition.

On 26 April 2017, members of the ECB voted by 38-3 to push ahead with the new competition, with each traditional first-class county guaranteed income of at least £1.3m per year in return for their support. Essex, Middlesex, and Kent were those who did not vote in favor. Essex had aired concerns over the how the reduced number of sides would focus in the competition on certain areas of the country, Middlesex would not have benefitted from the use of Lord’s, because, unlike other counties, the club does not own its home ground, and Kent chose not to vote.

The idea of switching the competition from the established Twenty20 format to an entirely new type of cricket was first proposed by Sanjay Patel, the ECB’s chief commercial officer, in a private October 2017 meeting with senior cricket officials. He argued that the hundred ball format would be simpler to understand for the new audiences that the competition wants to attract. The initial reaction from those present was “How the heck is that going to work?” but Patel urged them to ponder the change: “Don’t prejudge it. Just go away and have a think.

The hundred Tournament rules:

  • It’s 100 balls per innings. Whoever scores the most runs wins.
  • The fielding side change ends after 10 balls.
  • Bowlers deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls. The captain decides.
  • Each bowler can deliver a maximum of 20 balls per match
  • Each bowling side gets a strategic timeout of up to two minutes.
  • The coach can walk out to the middle of the ground and discuss tactics with their players mid-match.
  • A 25-ball powerplay for each team.
  • Two fielders are allowed outside of the initial 30-yard circle during the powerplay.
  • A match of The Hundred will last two and a half hours.
  • A simplified scoreboard is also proposed

Each men’s team had a squad of 15 players. Among each 15 was one England red-ball contracted player, and 14 Drafted players. Teams were permitted a maximum of three overseas players.

Teams:

Eight Teams of The Hundred Tournament

Birmingham Phoenix

London Spirit

Manchester Originals

Oval Invincibles

Welsh Fire

Northern Superchargers

Southern Brave

Trent Rockets

  • Team names are the same for men and women competition
The hundred teams and star players

Schedule:

The hundred mens competition first season has started on 22 July 2021 and the final is scheduled on 21st August 2021 at lords London.

And the hundred womens competition first season has started on 21 July 2021 and the final is scheduled on 21st August 2021 at lords London.

The hundred broadcasting: All games will be telecast by  Sky Sports

The hundred tournament will change cricket completely not only for England players but also for the whole world. this tournament is setting up the platform for upcoming players and the future of cricket. The purpose behind starting this tournament is to provide a platform for uncapped players. so that they can also contribute to their national team.

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