- David Warner had earlier pulled out of ‘The Hundred’
- Durham Chief Executive Tim Bostock has revealed particulars concerning the match
Modified 24 Mar 2020, 21:56 IST
Reports have emerged that the launch of England’s flagship franchise cricket match ‘The Hundred’ could be postponed by a year if the cricketing season is minimize to lower than three months, reported i-News.
Speaking on The Cricket Collective, a podcast on talkSPORT2, Durham Chief Executive Tim Bostock stated that the England and Wales Cricket Board has been pragmatic and if the season is minimize quick to 2 months then they could effectively delay the launch of their flagship match.
“Protecting the Hundred is necessary, though within the conversations I’ve had with the ECB, if it finally ends up being a two-month season – which is feasible – a view will be taken about whether or not that is actually the correct time to launch the Hundred,” Bostock stated.
It must be famous that, Australian opener David Warner, who was the highest-paid athlete within the draft, withdrew from the competitors with out citing a particular purpose. His supervisor James Erskine later clarified that his consumer pulled out of the match since he needed to play towards Zimbabwe in August.
The ECB had earlier suspended all skilled and leisure cricket because of the outbreak.
The 8-team match was scheduled to start on July 2020, the place the city-based franchises have been scheduled to area each female and male groups. However, the unprecedented outbreak halted the plans and in accordance with Bostock, the ECB thinks that it might be higher for the model whether it is launched subsequent year.
“Tom Harrison (ECB CEO) has been actually pragmatic. I definitely get the impression if we get a two-month season the pragmatic view would be what’s the purpose of launching this competitors now? Let’s launch it correctly subsequent year. I believe we’re all on the identical web page.”
Published 24 Mar 2020, 18:39 IST
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