England Cricket Board, ECB announce the details of men’s players draft, The Hundred
The English Cricket Board (ECB) announces details of historic draft players for The Hundred competition on Monday. Each of the city’s eight franchises has at least one England Test player in its squad.
The city-based teams, in Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and two in London (Lord’s and The Oval), can sign three foreign players, while England’s Cricket Test players, the World Cup heroes England’s white-ball and county cricketers, will also be on the line in details of players draft for hundred competition.
The first leg of the draft will be in October 2019. Teams will be able to choose up to three players, including at least one player hired by England Test. Organizations that have more than one test cricketer can choose their preferred player. As a result, the Leeds-based franchise will have to choose between Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes (the Leeds-based side represents Durham) when making their first choice.
ECB announces historic Draft Players the Hundred Competition
Franchises without a player in their area of influence will choose a cricketer hired by England Test until each side has one. The other players sent to their home team, while some teams can negotiate and select two local players from their area of influence.
Before the draw, on Sunday, October 20, there will be a draw that will determine the order in which each team will choose their players. The first team selected will select first in the opening round and the last in the second round. Each side will have 100 seconds to choose each player.
While elections abroad limited to three, there are no restrictions on the number of players in a county or country.
After the draft, each team will have the opportunity to select a final selection of “wildcard”, which will make during next year’s T20 Explosion.
“The men’s player draft will be a historic moment for the game, with fans able to figure out which world-class players will represent their team in The Hundred,” says Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred.
“We’re ready to have eight shiny, matched new cricket teams that will inspire new and existing fans.”