Australia one-day captain Aaron Finch will skipper Northern Superchargers in the inaugural season of The Hundred, with England international Lauren Winfield taking the reins of the women’s side.
Sir Andrew Strauss would not be surprised to see Andy Flower secure a high-profile coaching role in the future and hopes he remains involved in English cricket.
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison insists that The Hundred will help protect other formats of the game.
The Hundred may remain an unfamiliar format but the consensus at Sunday’s draft appeared to be that spin will be the way to win.
Australian pair Steve Smith and David Warner were among those who landed the maximum £125,000 pay day at The Hundred draft.
The new era of The Hundred will begin without three of Twenty20 cricket’s most decorated veterans after Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga and Dwayne Bravo went unsold at the competition’s inaugural draft.
West Indian star Chris Gayle was overlooked as the eight teams for next year’s inaugural season of The Hundred took shape in a televised player draft that saw Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan emerge as number one pick.
Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred as West Indies great Chris Gayle went undrafted for the inaugural staging of the competition.
English cricket’s new innovation, The Hundred, takes its next major stride on Sunday night as the draft for next year’s inaugural season takes place.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an action plan to transform women’s cricket, and Clare Connor believes it will help close the gap to Australia.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has been criticised by health campaigners for allowing KP Snacks to sponsor its new 100-ball tournament.