Following the postponement of the event, contracted women players for The Hundred can be kept until 2021.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the inaugural season of The Hundred has been postponed for the safety of its players. Now, the ECB has stated that the contracted women players of the said tournament can keep their contracts up until next year when the games can resume.
As per The Hundred Women’s head Beth Barrett-Wild, ‘Since we made the decision to postpone the 2020 edition of The Hundred, one of the most important aspects of the rebuilding process as we move towards 2021 has been to make sure that the women's players are protected as best as possible’.
‘A few options were considered around the re-selection process, and after much consultation, including talking to the PCA and the players themselves, it was unanimously decided that the strongest approach was to implement a rollover mechanism for players who were selected in 2020 to 2021’, she added.
She also stated that COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty to its female athletes. That’s why, for now, they can only give these women players the assurance that they can re-sign for the same teams for the same fee in 2021. In such a way, the ECB believes that this move can help demonstrate their commitment to the women’s game.
With that, English pacer Anya Shrubsole has stated that she’ll stick with the Southern Brave franchise until 2021. Believing that other players will do the same, she says, ‘I'd expect that a large majority will stay the same. There may be a little bit of movement but you obviously signed up for those teams because that's where you wanted to play, so I can't see a huge amount of changing within the year’.
The Hundred is a 100-ball cricket tournament that was supposed to be launched this year in England. To further understand how the sport is played, visit Betwala.
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