The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday showed the names of first 18 avid gamers to participate in The Hundred, with England batsman Ollie Pope one of the most first avid gamers to transport groups.
Pope might be heading to Cardiff to play for Welsh Hearth, the place he’s going to be joined by way of England bowler Katie George – certainly one of 8 ladies’s avid gamers whose determination to roll over their 2020 contract be offering has been showed.
Whilst most of the males’s groups have retained the similar Take a look at avid gamers that have been because of play for them this yr ahead of the inaugural yr of the contest used to be postponed because of Covid-19, two England stars – Pope and Rory Burns – are at the transfer. Burns will go London to sign up for Oval Invincibles.
“I am extremely excited to be becoming a member of Welsh Hearth. The facet had a in point of fact robust squad coated up and I am positive they’re going to be running laborious to retain one of the most famous person names and extra make stronger the facet within the upcoming draft,” Pope stated.
“Now we have all skilled a yr none folks may have predicted however The Hundred guarantees to be a massively thrilling festival subsequent yr and I will be able to’t wait to participate,” he added.
The primary 8 ladies’s avid gamers to have rolled over their contracts were unveiled, together with six England avid gamers and two West Indian superstars.
“The Hundred is massively vital to the continued enlargement of the ladies’s sport, from each a efficiency and profile standpoint. As a participant I’m massively excited to get to play with and towards one of the most highest cricketers on the planet, and I am positive the fanatics gets much more excited as extra names are showed over the following couple of months,” stated Katie.
The announcement marks the beginning of a three-month males’s retention window which means till the tip of January, the 8 males’s groups will be capable to retain avid gamers from their unique 2020 squad for the 2021 season. A males’s draft might be held in early 2021 to choose the remainder avid gamers.
Sanjay Patel, Managing Director for The Hundred, stated, “This can be a in point of fact thrilling second for The Hundred to peer the place the England males’s take a look at central contract avid gamers might be taking part in subsequent yr and to announce the primary wave of re-signed avid gamers for the ladies’s groups.”
“Over the following couple of months we will be able to see world-class avid gamers and large names from world wide committing to The Hundred and we will’t wait to release the contest in 2021,” he added.
Showed avid gamers for The Hundred:
Birmingham Phoenix – Amy Jones, Dom Sibley and Chris Woakes
London Spirit – Zak Crawley and Deandra Dottin
Manchester Originals – Jos Buttler and Kate Move
Northern Superchargers – Ben Stokes and Lauren Winfield-Hill
Oval Invincibles – Rory Burns, Sam Curran and Fran Wilson
Southern Courageous – Jofra Archer and Stafanie Taylor
Trent Rockets – Joe Root and Nat Sciver
Welsh Hearth – Katie George and Ollie Pope