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Domestic calendar makes Test selectors’ task harder with The Hundred centre stage | Vic Marks

There will be only three rounds of matches next year in the three months that constitute high summer, offering few chances for those seeking to break into Joe Root’s teamOne day after a numbing, naive innings defeat against New Zealand the impetus for …

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Domestic calendar makes Test selectors’ task harder with The Hundred centre stage | Vic Marks

There will be only three rounds of matches next year in the three months that constitute high summer, offering few chances for those seeking to break into Joe Root’s teamOne day after a numbing, naive innings defeat against New Zealand the impetus for …

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Oval Invincibles v Welsh Fire to start The Hundred next season

• ECB’s new competition to dominate high-summer calendar• Full fixture list announced for all domestic cricket fixturesThe Oval Invincibles and the Welsh Fire will open the batting on 17 July next year for The Hundred, the England and Wales Cricket Boa…

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Parliament still none the wiser over ECB’s ‘reckless gamble’ with The Hundred

Bland evasions and spin left MPs in the dark about the thinking which prompted the ruling body to waste millions on a puntA few years back the former boss of Barclays, Bob Diamond, gave a masterclass in how not to appear before a Commons select committ…

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Hundred must show it can ‘grow the game’ to be a success – ECB

• MPs told format is ‘biggest opportunity ever’ for English game• ECB officials say ‘we don’t want to cannibalise T20 in any way’The England and Wales Cricket Board has insisted the Hundred will be judged a success only if it “grows the game as a whole…

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Hundred gets the ball rolling with sparkly draft for new-born franchises | Barney Ronay

ECB’s competition takes first steps in engaging piece of contrived TV theatre as eight franchises hand out contractsRoll up. Roll up for the mystery tour. On a night of fevered transactional tension at the Sky TV studio complex English cricket rolled o…

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NHS boss condemns English cricket’s sponsorship deal with KP Snacks

Simon Stevens says ECB’s Hundred tie-up with maker of Hula Hoops undermines fight against childhood obesity The head of the NHS has criticised English cricket for letting KP Snacks sponsor a new tournament that is designed to encourage young people to …

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The Spin | The Hundred sees ECB double down on ludicrous marketing-drivel

The ECB has been burrowing itself into a Hundred-shaped hole, and instead of seeking a way out it ordered up a diggerSince it was first announced, back in the heady, innocent days when it lacked a name and the England and Wales Cricket Board was assume…

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Stars embrace the Hundred amid a background of cricket scepticism

• Stokes picked by Superchargers, Archer by Southern Brave• Woakes says free to air coverage can help competition take off“We’re in east London, it’s a new competition, and there’s a 43-year-old ECB guy wearing jeans,” says Rob Calder, by way of buildi…

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Andrew Strauss has Hundred reasons for concern over English coaches

• Former director expresses fears at overseas appointments• Shane Warne and Gary Kirsten among coaches already hiredAndrew Strauss has expressed concerns over a lack of English head coaches in the Hundred, fearing it could have a knock-on effect for th…

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Shane Warne named as coach of Lord’s Hundred team

• Warne to take charge of London side in new tournament• ‘I love the concept of the Hundred,’ says former Australia spinnerShane Warne will coach the Lord’s-based London team in next year’s Hundred competition. The 49-year-old former leg-spinner, who t…

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Fear and loathing in cricket’s fraying heartland | Andy Bull

There is a cost to tinkering with formats and selling the game to Sky – cricket’s very life is at stakeThe barman at the Bat and Ball isn’t sure whether or not he likes cricket. “Never seen it,” he says, “never played it.” It’s a pity, because the game…

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ECB back on defensive over the Hundred after rap concert photo gaffe

• Website used crowd photo from a gig in Miami• Tournament to make its bow in summer 2020After months of bad PR for the Hundred, the ECB tried to get back on the front foot at Wednesday’s launch of the competition.The chief executive, Tom Harrison, adm…

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Colin Graves will serve extra time at ECB to oversee Hundred’s introduction

• Chairman will remain in place until November 2020• Search for his successor will begin this SeptemberColin Graves will serve an additional six months as the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board after his plan to oversee the introduction of…

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Shane Warne in the running for Hundred coaching role at Southampton

• Warne has coached Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League• Gillespie, Kirsten and Lehmann linked with jobs in new tournamentShane Warne has emerged as a leading candidate to coach the Southampton-based team in The Hundred.The new 100-ball tournamen…

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Farbrace considering Trevor Bayliss for Edgbaston team in The Hundred

• Bayliss in running to coach side in new 100-ball tournament• Australian will step down as England coach in SeptemberPaul Farbrace began life as Warwickshire’s new director of sport on Thursday but England’s recently departed assistant coach is alread…

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The Spin | Enjoy the cricket season ahead … it will be the last of its kind | Tanya Aldred

The introduction of the Hundred in 2020 means a year of change for the county game, so the 2019 season – which also includes a home World Cup and Ashes – is to be cherishedAs the morning’s rain turned hail, turned snow and, with 30 days left until the …

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ECB and Surrey at loggerheads over Hundred tournament blueprint

• Kia Oval in dispute after county voted against playing format• ‘We’ll continue to have discussions,’ says ECB chief HarrisonThe England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed full sign-off of playing conditions for the Hundred on Thursday. But Tom Harriso…

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Chris Gayle declares himself ‘greatest player’ and wants Hundred invite

• ‘I will set the trend for you,’ says West Indian before ODI series• Jason Roy hits 110 off 82 balls in England warm-up gameChris Gayle, the veteran West Indies opener and self-styled “Universe Boss”, has warned English cricket that The Hundred will n…

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PCA warns The Hundred could create ‘super-counties’ in domestic cricket

• Professional Cricketers’ Association issues warning• ‘Run the risk of game going towards eight super-counties’The Professional Cricketers’ Association has warned that The Hundred could lead to the creation of super-counties and compromise the integri…