The Men’s Player Draft. It is coming. October 20 is the day when every squad will be assembled. Here’s how to follow it.
British sporting history will be made on Sunday October 20. 7pm. The first ever major UK sport competition to hold a draft in this country. The Men’s Player Draft for The Hundred. Each team will select their players.
Where can I follow The Hundred Draft?
- Live TV coverage from 7pm. On Sky One, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket. It will also be available via Sky Sports’ Facebook and YouTube channels. As well as the Sky Sports app and skysports.com
- Sky Sports News and skysports.com. Build-up coverage throughout the day
- The Hundred Draft will be live on BBC iPlayer
- BBC Sport will provide a live stream and text commentary
- thehundred.com will host the live stream. Plus follow the Draft unfold on The Hundred’s official Facebook and Instagram channels
- BBC Radio 5 Live will preview the Draft on Wednesday October 16 at 9pm
Who will host the coverage?
- Ian Ward
- Isa Guha
- Rob Key
- Nasser Hussain
- Special guests including: Jofra Archer. Heather Knight. Ben Stokes.
- Ebony Rainford-Brent
- Mark Wood
- Henry Moeran
- Eleanor Oldroyd
How will the The Hundred Draft work?
Each head coach will select their team. They get only 100 seconds to decide on each player. An independently adjudicated pre-draft draw has determined the order of selection:
- Trent Rockets
- Southern Brave
- Northern Superchargers
- Welsh Fire
- Oval Invincibles
- Manchester Originals
- London Spirit
- Birmingham Phoenix
There will be seven rounds to complete each squad. Head coaches will select two players in each round. The Hundred Draft will follow the selection order. Mid-round the selection order will reverse. Where a ‘Local Icon player’ has already been chosen, the team skip that turn.
Teams are permitted up to sign a maximum of three overseas players. 96 of the world’s best cricketers will be chosen from a nearly 600-strong pool.
What else will happen on the night?
New signings for each of the eight women’s teams will also be revealed live.
The list of players who have already been selected is available here.
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