The Hundred set to happen across eight venues in 2021

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The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that the venues for the inaugural season of The Hundred would be same as that of the men's edition of the tournament.

The matches are expected to be played across the eight venues that include Edgbaston, the Lord's, Ageas Bowl, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, Headingley, The County Ground in Beckenham and The Cooper Associates County Ground at Taunton.

Earlier the tournament was supposedly planned to happen in 20 venues across England and Wales this year. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the board had to adapt and make some changes in the schedule and venues for the tournament.


Beth Barrett-Wild, the Head of The Hundred Women's Competition, said that the necessary changes had to be made owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in organising the tournament.

“The move to an integrated eight-venue model with the Men’s Competition next summer will simultaneously enable us to reduce our operational risk, protect the delivery of the Women’s Competition, and optimise the opportunity to work with our broadcast partners to provide maximum visibility and exposure for the women’s game," she said.

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Barrett-Wild believes that it would be the best structure for the Women’s Competition in 2021, adding, "with the women’s game transforming and growing at pace, it is important that we remain flexible in our approach to evolving this model in the future.”

“It has always been our intention to review the structure of the Women’s Competition on an annual basis, to ensure that we are maximising the scale and prominence that The Hundred platform provides to profile the women’s game," she concluded.