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Hundred Draft Rescheduled To Avoid Clash With Warne’s Funeral

Hundred Draft Rescheduled: The Hundred 2022 tournament draft has been delayed by a week due to the clash with Shane Warne’s state funeral.

Warne, who died after a coronary heart assault in Thailand on March 4, will likely be given a public farewell on the MCG on March 30, with 50,000 free tickets obtainable in a public poll.

Hundred Draft Rescheduled

Warne coached London Spirit’s males’ staff within the inaugural season of the Hundred in 2021 – although missed many of the competitors after contracting Covid-19 – and was as a consequence of return for a second stint in 2022.

The draft was originally due to be staged on March 29, with the results announced the following day. It will now be held on April 4, with picks revealed on April 5. Some women’s player moves and new signings will also be announced on the same day.

“Shane was a much-loved part of the Hundred, and played an important role in launching the competition as head coach of London Spirit’s men’s team,” a statement said. “He will be hugely missed by everyone involved in the competition.”

The draft will be staged behind closed doors, with several teams’ head coaches involved in the IPL. The inaugural draft in October 2019 was broadcast live from Sky Sports’ London studios but last years was also held remotely.

Spirit will make the first pick in the draft, with Warne suggesting shortly before his sudden death that Mitchell Marsh was “someone we’d definitely consider as first pick”.

Fraser Stewart, Spirit’s general manager, released a statement after Warne’s death describing him as “a true icon”. The team are yet to recruit a replacement as head coach, with David Ripley and Dimitri Mascarenhas – both assistant coaches last year – among the potential candidates.

The Hundred 2022 Format

All teams will cross swords in eight league-stage matches and the top three of the Hundred 2022 points table will advance to the next stage.

While the top-placed team will directly advance to the final clash, the second and third-placed team will battle it out in the Eliminator clash with a place in the summit encounter being at stakes. Also, read The Hundred 2022 Live Streaming in Your Country with subscription details.

The Hundred Sponsors 2022

the Hundred Schedule 2022: Dream 11 and BBC Music Introducing are the Official Partners of the Hundred. Check out the full The Hundred Sponsors list for 2022 below:

Official Broadcast Partners Sky Sports
BBC Sport
Principal Partner CAZOO
Official Team Partner KP Snacks
Official Kit Partner NB Team Sports
Official Hat Partner New Era
Official Partner
BBC Music Introducing
Dream 11
Official Wellness Partner Vitality
Official Partner
Official Helmet Supplier Masuri
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