Moen Ali, who was appointed master of the Birmingham Phoenix, stated that it made more sense to postpone the incident than to keep it in view.
Captains of hundreds of tournaments (source: Twitter)
The first edition of the Hundred was postponed until 2021 due to a major global coronavirus epidemic. The same was said after the meeting of the Cricket Board of England and Wales (ECB) on Wednesday 29 February. April, decided. The 100-ball tournament was scheduled for the 17th. July with the participation of eight teams.
The ECB had previously announced that it would be open until 1 January 2008. There will be no professional cricket in July, at least not because of the uncertainty in the coming weeks. With international cricket and the explosion of the T20 as a priority, the hundreds had to be postponed until next year.
In a press release, the ECB set out the reasons for this measure in relation to the 100 or so. Operational problems due to social exclusion and global travel restrictions make the competition’s ambitions to attract world-class players and coaches by 2020 unattainable.
Hundred precedes if we can deliversafely.
Tom Harrison, Director General of the ECB, said that the 100 will not be cancelled, but will be introduced in 2021. He believes that next year, when the Kovid 19 scenario occurs, the need for hundreds will be even greater.
The situation in which we find ourselves as a country means that hundreds of deliveries will not be possible this summer. While we are of course disappointed that we won’t be able to live up to our ambitions this year, Hundred will continue in 2021 when we can safely deliver everything we wanted to contribute to the development of the game, Harrison is quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.
Once we have overcome the consequences of the Covid 19 affair, the need for the hundred will be even greater. Our long-term survival as a game will depend on our ability to get back on our feet financially and pursue our ambitious goal of building on our growing cricket fan base. This need has not gone away, if it has, it has become more acute now, he added.
Moen Ali, who has been appointed captain of the Birmingham Phoenix, said it would make more sense to postpone the event than to keep it behind closed doors and without foreign players. Moen wants the tournament to take place when the problem has disappeared worldwide, because it is an important issue for England.