The Hundred Women's Competition to be played across eight venues in 2021

Every match in The Hundred Women’s Competition and Men’s Competition. All played across the same eight venues.

Every match in The Hundred Women’s Competition in 2021. Played across the same eight venues as the Men’s Competition.

Our original plan was for The Hundred Women’s Competition to use 20 venues across England and Wales. And our model will be reviewed after 2021 as we look to provide the best possible competition while also growing the women’s game.

However, the impact of COVID-19 means The Hundred has had to adapt. It means double-headers and increased alignment between the Men’s and Women’s teams. Plus more visibility for the Women’s Competition including more comprehensive broadcast coverage.

Beth Barrett-Wild, Head of The Hundred Women’s Competition said:

“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.

“Looking ahead to 2021, it’s clear that the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of elite sporting events and society more generally, necessitates a change to our plans from 2020.

“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.

“We therefore believe that this is the best structure for the Women’s Competition in 2021. However, 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.”

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