England and Wales Cricket Board is about to launch a new format into the cricketing arena which is named as “The Hundred”. The format will comprise 100 balls per innings with some specified rules.
The selection process for the Hundred will get underway in October 2019. The process will include England’s Test players as well which will be then selected by 8 teams taking part in the tournament.
These 8 teams will be based on Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Southampton, Birmingham, and two in London. These teams will get to pick their red-ball contracted players.
The main player draft takes place on October 20 and a random draw will decide the order of selection. That draft will run in a snake format, so the team picking first in the first round, will pick last in the second round - teams will get 100 seconds to make their selection.
Following the Draft, each team will have the opportunity for a final 'Wildcard' pick, which will not be made until next year's Vitality Blast, giving high performers a final chance to secure a team for The Hundred.
This format will certainly change the dimensions of the game with relatively altered rules and regulations; the motive behind its invention is to draw public’s attention towards the game.