The Hundred: Eoin Morgan, Chris Gayle & Steve Smith available for main draft

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Englands World Cup-winning captain West Indies batsman Chris Gayle Eoin Morgan and Australias Steve Smith have made themselves available for The Hundred player draft on 20 October.
The inaugural 100-ball competition, that is constituted of eight city-based teams, takes place next summer .
Other big names to get said their interest contain Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, Australia opener David Warner and prior Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi.
Englands contracted players such as Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Joe Root are not on the list since they are a part of a first draft for the red-ball cricketers of England on Thursday.
In that draft, teams may select up for example, with the facet that is Leeds-based, having to choose as their first pick.
They will have the opportunity to select local icons. The eight teams will be based in London (two groups ), Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton.
The principal draft is going to be held later this month and one of the other international cricketers to have made themselves accessible for the contest will be Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Babar Azam, Tom Curran, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Aaron Finch, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Kagiso Rabada, Jason Roy, Mitchell Starc along with Kane Williamson.
Players are able to specify a reserve price for their own services, with each group having two spaces in their squad at each of the subsequent pay brackets: #125,000, #100,000, #75,000, #60,000, #50,000, #40,000 and 30,000.
England limited-overs captain Morgan is a supporter of the competition.
Talking earlier in the summer, Morgan stated:The Hundred, yes, I do think we need it. We need one franchise-based championship, with teams that are fewer, in order to sell the sport.
Anybody I talk to who enjoys sport but does not always love cricket is crying out for a tournament he or she knows, since 18 teams opting for a long time period just does not make sense to anybody.
The following summerthe BBC will have live tv coverage of 2 England mens international T20 matches, one England womens T20 international, also live TV coverage of 10 mens games from The Hundred and up to eight live games in the womens Hundred championship, including the two finals.
It all amounts to – appropriately – 100 hours back on BBC tv, also including highlights of Englands international matches every evening.
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Analysis and comment by the cricket correspondent of the BBC.

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