The Hundred is a 100-ball cricket tournament which was organized by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and began in 2021. The coveted event included eight men’s and women’s teams, respectively, located in major cities across England and Wales. The first season of the tournament was held in July and August 2021.
Interestingly enough, last year, the Africa Cricket Association (ACA) said that an unnamed sponsor had approached the board to organize a similar tournament based on ‘The Hundred’ concept. Notably, the ECB had its rights patented for the format. However, after much back and forth between the ACA representatives and the ECB, the attempt to start in what would have been only the second tournament in the world with the 100-ball format has failed.
‘We won’t want to trample on anybody’s toes that have the rights’: Cassim Suliman
“I believe they (T Ten Sports) have been engaging with the ECB but something (happened),” Cassim Suliman said.
“I haven’t got the clear picture, but we all resolved to go to T10. We won’t want to trample on anybody’s toes that have the rights. We want good relationships with all the member countries and not to have any problems. So we are chopping off The Hundred and just using T10,” he added.
“The T10 will be fine. We’re quite happy, quite satisfied. It’s played all over. When you look at the Abu Dhabi T10, it’s going to be similar to that,” he further continued.
“Availability is one aspect. Secondly, there’s a lot of ICC events that goes with it as well. So we are waiting for the final draft (of the schedule) from the ICC. Once we get that, then we will know when and where we can have it staged,” Suliman concluded.