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Top India stars to play new 100-ball cricket tournament in England?

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 25, 2018, 4:43 pm IST
Updated May 25, 2018, 5:40 pm IST
Kohli was recently ruled out of a County stint with Surrey in June after suffering a neck injury while playing for RCB in the IPL.
Marquee Indian cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli could take part in the proposed 100-ball cricket league in England. (Photo: BCCI)
 Marquee Indian cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli could take part in the proposed 100-ball cricket league in England. (Photo: BCCI)

Mumbai: Marquee Indian cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli could take part in the proposed 100-ball cricket league in England.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had earlier proposed a 100-ball tournament, simply titled as ‘The Hundred’. Teams will play an innings of 100 balls in this format. While 15 overs of six balls will be bowled, the 16th over will consist of 10 balls.

 

"India's all-powerful cricket authority, the BCCI, which bans its players from overseas T20 tournaments to protect their market-leading Indian Premier League, are understood to be considering making an exception for the Hundred because it is played over 100 balls compared to 120," said a recent report in Dailymail.co.uk.

"Having Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and other top Indians playing would be an immense boost for the Hundred in its inaugural year, especially when England's Test players will not be involved. It would also be a helpful bargaining chip for future negotiations around an IPL franchise in London," the report added.

 

In fact, Kohli was recently ruled out of a County stint with Surrey in June after suffering a neck injury while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

This has come as a huge blow for India ahead if their tour to England, which starts in July.

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