The Hundred: Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle & Steve Smith available for main draft

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Englands World Cup-winning captain West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan and Australias Steve Smith have made themselves readily available for The Hundred player draft on 20 October.
The inaugural competition, which will be constituted of eight teams that are city-based, takes place the next summer from 17 July-16 August.
Other big names contain Australia opener David Warner Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan and Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Englands contracted players like Ben Stokes Joe Root and Jofra Archer are not on the record because they will be a part of a first draft for the red-ball cricketers of England on Thursday.
For instance, teams may select up to 3 players, with the Leeds-based facet, in that draft, having to choose between Stokes Root and Jonny Bairstow.
They will also have the chance to select icons. The eight teams will be located in London (two groups ), Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton.
The principal draft is going to likely be held later this month and also one of the other foreign cricketers to have made themselves accessible for the contest are Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Babar Azam, Tom Curran, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Aaron Finch, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Roy, Mitchell Starc along with Kane Williamson.
Players can specify a reserve fee for their services, with each team having two spaces within their group in each of the subsequent pay mounts: # 5 125,000, #100,000, #75,000, #60,000, #50,000, #40,000 and Number 30,000.
England limited-overs captain Morgan is a vocal supporter of this new contest.
Talking earlier in the summertime, Morgan said:The Hundred, yes, I do think we need it. We want one championship, with teams that are fewer, in order to consistently sell the sport to the country.
Anyone I speak to who enjoys sport but does not necessarily adore cricket is crying out for a tournament he or she knows, since 18 teams opting for a very long period of time simply doesnt make sense to anyone.
Next summer, the BBC will have live television coverage of two England mens international T20 matches, one England womens T20 international, plus live TV coverage of 10 mens matches from The Hundred and up to eight live matches in the womens Hundred tournament, including both finals.
It all amounts to – appropriately – 100 hours of cricket back on BBC tv, also.
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