LONDON, can also 15, 2019 (AFP) - English cricket bosses have typical they made mistakes in promoting "The Hundred", their controversial new quick-shape match that is due to begin next 12 months.

the england and Wales Cricket Board faced large public complaint for suggesting the 100-balls-consistent with-side opposition became aimed toward attracting a new target audience as opposed to current enthusiasts.

Questions have additionally been raised about whether or not there is a want for another quick-shape occasion in an already congested calendar, given the success of Twenty20 fits and the brand new opposition’s capability impact on English cricket’s current 18 exceptional counties.


On Wednesday, the ECB showed that a televised player draft for The Hundred might be hung on October 20, ahead of the inaugural opposition, beginning in July 2020.

but extra than years on from whilst county bosses first discussed the 8-group town-primarily based idea, the ECB has nonetheless to verify group names and venues for the 5-week event.

"We’ve surely made errors within the build-up, but that is about the destiny of the game. That is approximately developing cricket," stated ECB chief govt Tom Harrison.

The ECB have lengthy insisted The Hundred is critical in attracting the next technology of cricket supporters.

in step with their studies, just 5 percent of British children aged six to 15 list cricket in their pinnacle favored sports.

"we've got the capability to extend our fanbase into younger families, various communities and young human beings to give them an enjoy they potentially haven’t felt through the present day offerings," stated Harrison.

In 2005, the ECB controversially abandoned terrestrial television coverage of international cricket in England following that 12 months’s Ashes collection.

however eleven Hundred matches could be broadcast loose to air on the BBC, with satellite tv for pc channel Sky screening all the games within the match.

England director of cricket Ashley Giles likened the hostility to The Hundred to concerns surrounding the advent of Twenty20.

"when i was a participant lower back in 2003 and Twenty20 came in, we hated it," the former England spinner recalled.

"To the point in which my facet Warwickshire had been within the first finals day, and i didn’t go and play in it as it became seen as a few kind of sideshow. It virtually isn’t that now."