European Central Bank unveils 100-ball format for new city tournament

The matches in the new competition will be based on 15 overs of six balls each with an extra ten deliveries added

The new competition, which is due to start in 2020, will see teams face 100 balls each innings - including a ten-ball final over - and feature aligned competitions for both men's and women's teams, sharing brands and identities within their leagues.

European Central Bank has said that it received unanimous support at today's meeting at Lord's and the board of the new competition for the new format featuring aligned competitions for both men's and women's teams - sharing a common format, brands and identities in their own leagues.

The concept is 20 balls shorter than the traditional T20 format of the cricket, which is now the shortest form of the game that is being played at domestic level by different cricketing nations.

The men's and women's tournaments would take place in a five-week window in the middle of summer and would be "distinct" from the existing T20 Blast. "Crucially, this will also help differentiate this competition from Vitality Blast and other T20 competitions worldwide, maintaining our game's history of successful innovation".

However, the proposed 10-ball final over will require approval of game's custodian MCC as Law 17.1 now states: "The ball shall be bowled from each end alternately in overs of 6 balls".

Once introduced, the format will see each team face 100 deliveries.

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The latest format, which follows experiments with 40-, 50- and 60-over competitions, as well as four-day county championship matches and T20 contests, was presented to chairmen and chief executives of the county clubs and the MCC on Thursday.

Tom Harrison, chief executive officer at the European Central Bank, said: "This is a fresh and exciting idea which will appeal to a younger audience and attract new fans to the game". We will continue to do that as the concept evolves. Based on 15 traditional 6-ball overs, the other 10 balls will add a fresh tactical dimension.

Asked how he would feel about bowling the ten-ball over, he added: 'I think I'd prefer the first set!

Former England captain Michael Vaughan, writing on Twitter, was more cautious in his support. But it will be fun and entertaining I have no doubt.

Clare Connor CBE, Director of Women's Cricket at European Central Bank, said that the innovative concept would help give the women's game greater prominence.

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