For the first time, the 100-100 ball cricket tournament was to be held from July 17 to August 15 this year, now in 2021. Due to financial constraints, the England Cricket Board has also ended the contract with the players.
Venky Mysore, CEO of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), made a statement about England’s cricket league ‘The Hundred‘.
“I know this story is going around. All I said was ‘if we are approached to consider investing in ‘The Hundred’, we will evaluate it”
“The Hundred” was to be held in July this year, but this has been postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has also ended contracts with players.
British newspaper The Telegraph on Tuesday quoted Mysore as saying that they were looking for an opportunity to invest in The Hundred League. However, Venky Mysore has speculated all these reports. He said,
“I know this news is going on. I just said that if we will be contacted, we will look into the possibility of investing in this league. “
KKR has won the IPL title twice
KKR is owned by Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. This team has won the IPL title twice. The franchise also bought the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders. Mysore said,
“We are the biggest brand in IPL and perhaps the only global brand in cricket. So we can understand why leagues around the world would be interested in getting Knight Riders on board”
8-8 teams of men and women will participate in “The Hundred” League
The 8-8 teams of men and women were to participate in The Hundred League. In October last year, 8 teams of the league selected male players through drafts. While the selection process of the players for the women’s team was going on. The ECB had planned to start ‘The Hundred‘ League keeping the summer holidays in mind. Each franchise will have a women’s and a men’s team.