It has been reported that the new competition could be scrapped less than three months before the inaugural tournament is due to start. The ECB on Friday announced there will be no professional cricket in England or Wales until at least July 1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. International stars are due to fly in for from various parts of the world for The Hundred, which is scheduled to get under way on July 17. While there is uncertainty over whether the competition will take place this year, Harrison says it must not be discarded. “If anything this crisis and the implication long term or medium term, the case for The Hundred is even more important,” he told the BBC. “The Hundred is a profit centre for the game of cricket in this country, it will generate really important commercial value for the game, and help us achieve the second of our three priorities which is keeping the lights on through the network – making sure county cricket is really healthy and strong long into the future. “And it will help broaden the audience for the game. There will be a huge clamour for audience coming out of this crisis, for… Read full this story
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