The newly proposed 100 ball format by ECB will be played in September on a trial basis. The matches will be played between 14 to 27 September confirmed the Professional Cricketers’ Association announced on Thursday.
“After the proposed 100-ball format was announced in April, consultation with PCA members has been regular, with numerous conversations and meetings between the ECB, PCA and player representatives to discuss playing regulations,” said PCA chairman Daryl Mitchell. ”The trials will provide an opportunity for players to get involved and to experiment various elements of the playing conditions which will be tested before providing feedback to the ECB on if the format is workable.
“We are hopeful the majority of counties will have a representative although with some counties having first XI and second XI fixtures it will not be possible to have a player from each of the 18 counties.”
The men's trial matches will be played at Trent Bridge on September 15, 16, and 17, while the corresponding women matches will be played at Loughborough, on September 14, 15, and 27.
(Inputs from AFP)