Mooney, Gardner among 18 international players to join The Hundred
Several top women cricketers will be signing up for The Hundred including the likes of Beth Mooney. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that Australia's Mooney, plus the likes of Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey and South Africa all-rounders Marizanne Kapp and Chloe Tryon, are the latest internationals to sign up for the event. Here's more.
Mooney and Gardner to join Welsh Fire and Phoenix respectively
Mooney is set to join Meg Lanning at Welsh Fire for the inaugural edition of The Hundred. The opening batswoman was a pivotal figure in Australia's charge to a fifth T20 crown, scoring an unbeaten 78 in Sunday's final against India in Melbourne on March 8. Gardner became Birmingham Phoenix's second overseas signing, joining New Zealand's Sophie Devine.
I'm really excited to take part in The Hundred
"I'm really excited to take part in the first season of The Hundred," said Mooney, who is top of the women's T20 international batting rankings. "It looks likes it is developing into a high-quality, world-class competition."
Men's and women's Hundred: Teams and schedule
A total of eight teams that are set to take part in The Hundred are, Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Oval Invincibles, Southern Brave, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire. Notably, besides the men's tournament, the women cricketers will also be part of the event. The men's and women's Hundred will run from July 17 to August 16, 2020.
18 overseas players confirmed
Beth Barrett-Wild, the head of the Hundred women's competition, said: "It's fantastic to see five more international stars signing up to play in The Hundred this summer. We've now confirmed the names of 18 overseas players who will compete in the women's competition."