Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight, England’s World Cup successful captains, have been retained by London Spirit for the 2021 season of The Hundred. Each will lead the boys’s and ladies’s groups based mostly out of London for the inaugural season of the competitors, which was postponed to subsequent summer time on account of Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m delighted to be retained as captain of London Spirit. Now we have the makings of an incredible squad and I am wanting ahead to taking part in on the House of Cricket on this thrilling new format. I consider we may have an incredible mix of abilities each within the squad and our teaching workers and I can not wait to get going,” stated Morgan.
“It’s a actual honour to be retained as skipper for subsequent 12 months. We’re starting to construct an thrilling facet and hopefully we are able to make an actual impression on the pitch.Whereas it was clearly disappointing that the competitors wasn’t in a position to happen this 12 months, The Hundred guarantees to be an actual leap ahead for our sport and I can not wait to steer the facet in 2021,” added Knight.
Dan Lawrence and Naomi Dattani are the opposite retentions introduced by London Spirit.
The eight males’s groups within the competitors have time until January to announce the retentions. A males’s draft can be held in early 2021 to pick out the remaining gamers.
The Hundred is a brand new 100-balls-per-side format to be performed by eight groups in separate males’s and ladies’s tournaments.