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Five more players sign up for The Hundred
A further five players have signed up for The Hundred as replacement overseas players.
West Indies allrounder and T20 World Cup winner Hayley Matthews will join Welsh Fire after it was confirmed that Suné Luus has returned a positive Covid-19 test and is not able to travel.
Fresh off making 174* in his LV= Insurance County Championship debut, New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme has signed for Southern Brave in place of Andre Russell who will not take part in the first edition of The Hundred due to international commitments and Guyana’s status on the UK red list.
Marchant de Lange will start the competition for Trent Rockets following Wahab Riaz’s visa issues. Glenn Phillips will now play the entirety of The Hundred for Welsh Fire in place of Kieron Pollard due to injury.
Adelaide Strikers batter Katie Mack has been signed by Birmingham Phoenix as a replacement for Ellyse Perry who has withdrawn from the competition due to personal reasons. Amy Jones will now captain the side.
Finally, Ollie Pope will miss the start of The Hundred as he recovers from a quad injury while Alice Monaghan replaces Hannah Jones at London Spirit.
Colin de Grandhomme said, “When I got the call to join Southern Brave it was an easy decision. I’ve settled in really well at Hampshire and I’m hoping to create some more fantastic memories at the Ageas Bowl. I’m really looking forward to linking up with Devon Conway again and all of the guys can’t wait to get going.”
Hayley Matthews said, “I’m thrilled to be taking part in The Hundred this summer. It’ll be a lot of fun to play in Cardiff alongside the like of Sarah Taylor in front of big crowds. The Hundred can help move women’s cricket forward and it’ll be great to take part.”
Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Women’s Competition said, “I’m gutted for Suné Luus, I know how excited she was about playing for Welsh Fire in The Hundred this summer, but we all wish her a very speedy recovery. In Hayley Matthews we have a big stage player, in brilliant form, coming in, and I’m sure she will be looking forward to the opportunity to show off her skills.”
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About The Hundred
The Hundred is a brand new sports competition launching this summer (21 July-21 Aug). It fuses blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, inviting everyone to fall in love with the game at its intense, electrifying and incredible best.
Combining a new short, fast format of cricket, with each game lasting less than three hours, and incredible entertainment beyond sport, The Hundred will make cricket more accessible to reach a broader audience. It’s simple: 100 balls per team, most runs wins, so every ball counts.
The Hundred will feature eight brand new teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each team will feature some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s & Women’s World Cup winners.
Games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC throughout the competition – so whether in ground or watching from home – you’ll be right amongst all the action.
You won’t want to miss out on this summer’s sporting entertainment event! Join us for the latest news access to tickets by signing up at thehundred.com.
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