Heather Knight: The Hundred is placing girls’s recreation at identical stage as males’s


The Hundred to begin with girls’s recreation between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals on July 21; as a part of the 50 days to go celebrations, 100 kids took half in Dynamos Cricket session with England captain Knight and a few of her team-mates

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London Spirit captain Heather Knight and Sky Cricket skilled Nasser Hussain consider The Hundred will assist proceed the rise of the ladies’s recreation

London Spirit captain Heather Knight and Sky Cricket skilled Nasser Hussain consider The Hundred will assist proceed the rise of the ladies’s recreation

England captain Heather Knight says The Hundred will put girls’s cricket on the identical pedestal as the boys’s when it launches this summer time.

Knight was talking on the Kia Oval to have fun 50 days till The Hundred begins with a girls’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals in that stadium on July 21.

The Hundred – the primary main UK sporting competitors to be headlined with a girls’s match – may also provide equal prize cash among the many males’s and girls’s competitions.

Knight will captain London Spirit in the inaugural edition of The Hundred

Knight will captain London Spirit within the inaugural version of The Hundred

Knight who will captain London Spirit within the competitors, mentioned: “It may be an actual stage for the ladies’s recreation, which is essential, placing it on the identical pedestal as the boys’s which is nice.

“It is so good [that the tournament will start with a women’s game]. I believe all eyes are going to be on it and hopefully the women can placed on a present and there shall be an actual buzz about The Oval.

“It will be actually fascinating how the techniques evolve. As a captain it’s one thing utterly completely different and the staff that adapts essentially the most and discover methods to innovate [will be successful].”

Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Girls’s Competitors and Feminine Engagement, mentioned: “After I fell in love with cricket as a 10-year-old, all of the position fashions I regarded as much as have been males. This is not the case anymore.

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Hussain says the velocity and ease of The Hundred will make the event thrilling to observe, particularly for teenagers

Hussain says the velocity and ease of The Hundred will make the event thrilling to observe, particularly for teenagers

“For younger ladies discovering the sport for the primary time this summer time via The Hundred, they may see a sport that’s equally related and equally accessible for them, as it’s for boys.”

As a part of the celebrations to mark 50 days till the event begins, 100 kids took half in a Dynamos Cricket session at The Kia Oval on Tuesday alongside the likes of Knight and her England team-mates Fran Wilson and Sarah Glenn.

Sky Sports activities Cricket skilled Nasser Hussain feels the velocity and ease of The Hundred will make it an exiting event for kids to observe.

The previous England captain mentioned: “I believe it will likely be an actual occasion. That is what T20 cricket was like when it first began. This shall be faster. Among the T20 video games of late, particularly within the IPL, have been happening far too lengthy.

It began some time in the past with Heather and her staff in that World Cup last in 2017 – it grew to become cool for women to play cricket, when it was ‘boys did cricket and ladies did rounders’. The Hundred is taking it on one other stage to verify we maintain that momentum.

Nasser Hussain on rise of ladies’s cricket

“Typically in cricket, we complicate the sport however it’s a pretty easy recreation. Youngsters need to flip up and see bowling, batting, extra runs, a superb catch. I believe that is what the Hundred shall be like.”

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s programme Dynamos Cricket is for 8-11-year-olds of all skills, permitting contributors to get lively, have enjoyable and make buddies whereas growing their cricket expertise.

To coincide with Girls’s Massive Cricket Month – which, again for a second yr, goals to present extra girls and ladies the chance to play, comply with or attend cricket – an extra seven flagship Dynamos taster periods that includes high-profile gamers shall be going down in every host metropolis for The Hundred.

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