"Throughout its development, we have shown leadership, provided challenge and followed a process. We will continue to do that as the concept evolves. "Our game has a history of innovation and we have a duty to look for future growth for the health and sustainability of the whole game." The ECB members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new city-based competition last year, with matches to be played in a five-week window in the middle of the summer.
BBCSport: The England and Wales Cricket Board are looking at introducing a '100 balls' format into its new eight-team Twenty20 tournament. Full story: https://t.co/VvWVq6iVxk pic.twitter.com/QFd6KqODPi ▶️ https://t.co/qwq5GEXwQpApril 20, 2018
Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham have been selected as venues for the tournament, with Lord's and the Oval each playing host to a London-based team. The tournament will feature aligned competitions for both men's and women's teams sharing a common format, brands and team identities.
ICYMI: ECB proposed a new 100-balls city-based tournament yesterday, which it insists is not a nudge from the broadcasters. It's a a marketing concept dressed up as a cricketing one, writes @Vitu_E https://t.co/fPY8Fix6hb— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) April 20, 2018