The Hundred: Cricket set for brand spanking new fast-paced, opinion-splitting event

The Hundred: Cricket set for new fast-paced, opinion-splitting tournament

Venues: Eight grounds across the UK Dates: 21 July-21 August
Coverage: 10 men’s games live on BBC TV, eight women’s games live on BBC platforms and live text, radio commentary and in-play clips of every game. More details.

It’s finally here.

Twelve months later than planned, after years of talk and debate, The Hundred begins on Wednesday, live on BBC Two from 18:00 BST.

Over the next 32 days, the men’s and women’s competitions will run side-by-side with eight brand new teams, featuring many of the world’s best players, competing to reach the finals on 21 August at Lord’s.

The Hundred has split opinion throughout its build-up but promises to be cricket as the UK has never seen it before.

Fast, high-level, different – meet The Hundred

The Hundred is English cricket’s attempt to grow the game by attracting a younger, more diverse audience.

It is the same sport but played in a new, shorter format which organisers hope will…