Sify – [Australia], April 20 (ANI): The English domestic cricket is all set for yet another format of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a revamped eight-team competition will see each side face just 100 balls.

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  • [Australia], April 20 (ANI): The English domestic cricket is all set for yet another format of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a revamped eight-team competition will see each side face just 100 balls.
  • The new domestic competition, which will start in the summer of 2020, will see each side face 15 six-ball overs and another 10 deliveries in one over to make up a total of 100 balls.
  • The concept is 20 balls shorter than the traditional T20 format of the cricket, which is currently the shortest form of the game that is being played at domestic level by different cricketing nations.
  • While announcing the proposal, ECB chairman Tom Harrison said that this is a fresh and exciting idea which will appeal to a younger audience and attract new fans to the game.
  • There are 18 first-class counties, playing red and white-ball cricket, at our core and these counties and competitions will be supported, promoted and benefit from the game’s growth,” cricket.com.au quoted Harrison, as saying.


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