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Joe Root offers support for 100-ball format

Joe Root has given his backing to the new 100-ball format proposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which is set to be introduced in a new eight-team city-based English domestic competition in 2020. The concept, revealed by the ECB last week, would see innings consist of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over. “It’s new, it’s definitely going to appeal to a new audience and I think that’s great,” England's Test captain told Wisden. “The more people we can get into the sport, the better.…

England to host 100-ball domestic competition from 2020

LONDON: English domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family-oriented audiences. Under the proposals, unanimously backed by the ECB board, each side would face 15 six-ball overs, culminating in a final 10 deliveries — 20 balls shorter than traditional Twenty20 matches. The latest format, which follows experiments with 40-, 50- and 60-over competitions, as well as four-day county…