Web Desk(April 23, 2018): England’s director of cricket Andrew Strauss says, a proposed new 100-ball competition will be aimed “at mums and kids during the summer holidays”
The England and Wales Cricket Board wants to introduce the format into its new eight-team, city-based tournament.
“What we’re trying to do is appeal to a new audience, people that aren’t traditional cricket fans,” said Strauss.
“We want to make the game as simple as possible for them to understand.”
The concept could see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over. That would be 20 balls shorter than Twenty20 matches.
Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham have been selected as venues for the five-week competition, which will start in 2020.The new competition will take place alongside the existing T20 Blast which is expected to be unaffected by the proposed format changes.