Hundred tournament is a definite starter, claims ECB chairman Colin Graves

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• Only the 10-ball over is up for debate
• Not what we were told last week, retorts PCA

Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has insisted its new 100-ball tournament will definitely go ahead in 2020 and is needed because the younger generation is “just not attracted” to the sport in its current guises.

The ECB had appeared to be softening on the introduction of a fourth format during its conversations with the Professional Cricketers’ Association last week, telling the union it was “not set in stone” and just a “concept” following player concerns over the new eight-team competition’s move away from Twenty20.

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Written by Ali Martin
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