England Women captain Heather Knight states The Hundred provides a brilliant chance to make cricket gender-neutral.
Knight will stunt London Spirit in the competition, which will see girls compete on a equal footing with men as soon as it gets underway next summer.
The teams at the competition that is 100-ball of the eight women will share the identical title because the men’s groups and perform under the same rules.
Speaking at the introduction of the Hundred, Knight explained:”This really is a fantastic opportunity for the women’s game – and a fantastic opportunity to make cricket gender-neutral.
“Kids growing up will take a look at The Hundred and watch men and women level-pegging.
“It’s going to be a brilliant platform to the sport and it’s a fantastic competition which gets a lot of folks watching and plenty of people playing.
“It is going to be more fascinating to direct as there will be plenty of different tactics involved. I’m excited about attempting to build a team environment.
“It is fascinating to have the chance to play with different players from home and overseas and it must make a excellent spectacle.”
The women’s teams have been selected over a two-stage platform, which began on September 1 when each team was reluctant to sign two players in the central-contract list of the present 22-strong England Women.
Anya Shrubsole – Knight’s vice-captain for England – and Danni Wyatt at Southern Brave will combine up. Nat Sciver will combine Trent Rockets, alongside Katherine Brunt, along with Manchester Originals welcome the Emerging Player of the Year for 2018 of the ICC, Sophie Ecclestone.
Each team was free to signal up for remaining 13 players from around three different player games from the start of October, by the remaining England Women’s centrally-contracted players, both players and international players.
“Seeing the groups and seeing who’s playing where makes it real and builds excitement.
“Both England Women’s gamers have been chosen for each team and there continue to be 13 gaps to fill.
“Our system is a bit different in the men’s because we don’t have a draft but it is a free-market, so I am excited to find out what the team looks like.”
Sanjay Patel, managing director of this Hundred, added:”We’re thrilled to talk about the initial players who will be starring at the guys and women’s competitions for Your Hundred next summer.
“Our vision is to inspire the next generation to get a ball and bat and we expect that a fire will be ignited in young individuals since they see their athletic heroes play in The Hundred.”
‘The Hundred Draft -‘ Live’ will be live on Sky Sports Cricket,’ Main Event & Sky One on Sunday October 20. It is going to also be available through Sky Sports’ Facebook and YouTube stations, as well as reside on the Sky Sports app and streamed skysports.com.
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