The Hundred needs players’ approval to proceed, PCA warns ECB

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• Union holds meetings with governing body over new competition
• PCA remains ‘open-minded’ despite lack of clarity over rules

The Professional Cricketers’ Association has warned The Hundred will not go ahead without the players on board as concerns over its quirky new format, the move away from Twenty20 and the impact on women’s cricket continue to rumble on.

Representatives from the players’ union met with the England and Wales Cricket Board at Edgbaston on Tuesday to discuss the new quickfire 100-ball format that will start in 2020 and see two-and-a-half hour matches played by eight new city teams at the height of summer.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/08/the-hundred-ecb-pca-players-approval under the title “The Hundred needs players’ approval to proceed, PCA warns ECB”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.