England v New Zealand: Heather Knight hopes to construct on Hundred

Heather Knight


Heather Knight captained London Spirit to fourth in the table in the inaugural edition of The Hundred
Venue: Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford Date: 1 September Time: 18:30 BST
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England captain Heather Knight hopes the success of The Hundred will draw larger crowds for the Twenty20 series against New Zealand.

The tournament opener was the most-watched women’s TV match in the UK, and 267,000 fansexternal-link attended games, a record for a women’s competition.

“It’s about now trying to transfer those fans to coming more regularly,” said Knight.

The first T20 at Chelmsford is live on the BBC at 18:00 BST on Wednesday.

“Speaking about The Hundred, Knight added: “With those events that are really well supported, it’s making sure you transfer this all year round.

“A lot can be taken into the women’s international game. I’d like to see the same marketing budget.”