The launch of the inaugural edition of The Hundred might face a postponement of one year owing to the widespread coronavirus pandemic. The English domestic season has already been delayed to May 28, having initially been planned to take place on April 12 in light of the spread of the virus.
However, doubts continue to linger over the commencement of the season given the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom. England will thus have a very narrow window in which to squeeze in three major tournaments and international fixtures, that might prompt the organizers to push The Hundred competition to 2021.
“From my perspective, the ECB and Tom Harrison have been really pragmatic about this. I certainly get the impression that if we end up with a two-month season, I think the pragmatic view would be: you know what, what’s the point in launching this competition now? Let’s launch it properly next year,” Durham chief executive Tim Bostock said.