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The Hundred: Warner, Richardson receive financial windfall after selection in new cricket competition

Sporting News logo Sporting News 24/02/2021 01:42:59 Kieran Francis

David Warner, Jhye Richardson and Meg Lanning are among several Australian stars to be selected in the draft for new cricket competition The Hundred.

The new 100-ball per innings format - held across England and Wales - will see eight teams square off in a round robin and playoff series, with several new rules being introduced.

There will be both men's and women's teams for each franchise, with competition set to start on July 21 - having been canned in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With part of the squads first selected in October 2019 prior to last year's cancellation, veteran batsman David Warner was selected at number three by Southern Brave in this year's draft, behind first picked Nicholas Pooran and no.2 selection Kieron Pollard.

Warner will receive around $180,000 for his time in the competition, while pick seven Jhye Richardson collects around $140,000 after being snared by Welsh Fire.

Other Australians to be selected in the draft include Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Nicola Carey, Alyssa Healy (Northern Superchargers), Rachael Haynes (Oval Invincibles), Sophie Molineux, Annabel Sutherland (Trent Rockets), Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney (Welsh Fire).

On the men's side of the competition, seven Australian stars were selected in 2019 and have been remained in their squad for this tournament, including Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile and D'Arcy Short.

There will be further squad announcements for each team throughout the next few days.

The Hundred format will include several innovations including a change of end after 10 balls, with bowlers having the option of bowling five or 10-ball overs.

Bowlers can only deliver a maximum of 20 balls per game, while the bowling side will also be allowed to use one 150 second timeout at the time of their choosing.

Powerplays will last the first 25 balls of the innings, with only two fielders allowed outside the circle during this time.

Each men's franchise is allowed to have one England cricket star from the list of central contracted players.

The eight franchises involved will be Southern Brave, Welsh Fire, Northern Superchargers, Oval Invincibles, Trent Rockets, Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit and Manchester Originals.

24. helmikuuta 2021 3:42:59 Categories: Sporting News

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