Heather Knight at 'The Hundred' launch. © Getty Images

The County Ground in Hove will stage the final of the inaugural edition of The Hundred on August 14. The ground has a strong track record of staging sell-out England internationals as well as every single one of the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL) finals.

The 100-ball competition, beginning in July 2020, will culminate in a showcase Finals Day in Hove the day before the men’s final, with an exciting line-up of world-class cricket, music and entertainment.

“We are delighted to be hosting the first women’s Finals Day for The Hundred,” Rob Andrew, Sussex Cricket Chief Executive Officer, said. “We have a strong reputation for supporting and promoting the women’s game in Sussex and this will help grow the interest in girls’ and women’s cricket – one of our key priorities over the coming years.”

The tournament will feature eight city-based clubs – Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and two in London (Lord’s and the Oval) – competing from July 22 to August 14. All eight teams have announced four players each so far, with one final round of overseas signings remaining. So far, Heather Knight (London Spirit) is the only captain to be announced.

“The Hundred represents an incredible opportunity to broaden our audience for cricket and it’s great to see our Finals venues committed to delivering great spectacles next August to close the inaugural competitions with a bang,” said Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred.

The competition will see players and coaches from all over the world come together for an exciting new format meant to capture the imagination of an entirely new audience.

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