Indian Cricketers may be allowed play in ECB’s “The Hundred”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India may allow their players to participate in England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s inaugural cricket league in England.
There has been a BCCI-ECB alliance for the top post of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the various reports suggest that the alliance could open door for the Indian cricketers, who have been limited to domestic league, to participate in ECB’s 100 balls league.
ECB’s first league was originally set for July-August this year but was forced to postponed to 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic. The new schedule is yet to be announced and the English and Wales Cricket Board has terminated contracts of the players who were set to feature in the inaugural season of The Hundred.
According to the report, due to the financial blows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ECB might be seeking for help and BCCI could be the possible option for them.
“We want something that has global relevance, real commercial power, something that the whole game has ownership of and that reduces our reliance on international cricket, which is currently responsible for more than 90 per cent of our revenue,” ECB chief executive Tom Harrison told The Cricketer.
Few of the Indian cricketers have also shown interest in playing the league and they believed that that league will allow them to get accustomed to different conditions.