Trent Bridge To Host 100-Ball Pilot Games

Trent Bridge To Host 100-Ball Pilot Games

The ECB have scheduled trials for the new 100-ball format to be played at Trent Bridge in September. The variation, which features 100 balls-a-side, is a tweak of T20 and has been put forward by the ECB and Professional Cricketers’ Association to help drive up crowds.

Pilot games will be held for men from 16-18 September, while Loughborough will host the trial for women on 14, 15 and 27 September.

All current male county players have been invited in order to gain a wide range of feedback from those involved.

Worcestershire batsman and PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell said: “The current plan is to have three or four XIs to maximise the investigations on the three days, while making sure the workload for players is manageable.

“We are hopeful the majority of counties will have a representative although with some counties having first XI and second XI fixtures it will not be possible to have a player from each of the 18 counties.

“All current male players have been contacted to notify them of the details for the pilot matches, with player availability co-ordinated via the counties and the ECB.”

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