- David Llyold says The Hundred does not fit in cricket
- He has reckoned the tournament is waste of money ECB is throwing
- Llyold says Vitality Blast can beat all contests, hence, The Hundred was not needed
The former England cricketer and the retired commentator, David Llyold feels The Hundred is waste of time and waste of money. He deems the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is just throwing away cash for the tournament, in which no one is interested.
Llyold, while talking to the media, commented that if the ECB is having a great product, the Vitality Blast, it is useless to invest in the tournament, that no one plays across the globe. It must be noted that The Hundred is the only 100-ball competition, and no such international contest is being held.
The ex-commentator termed The Hundred a jigsaw puzzle, that does not fit anywhere. He moreover stated there is no place for it in the cricket world despite mentioning tournament’s first season was fun and success.
Last year’s inaugural season was great fun and it was fantastic to see so many families having a ball in the stands. The bottom line, however, is that there is no place for it. This competition doesn’t fit. It’s an extra jigsaw puzzle piece in English cricket that we don’t need,”
“Nobody else in the world plays the format, it disrupts everything else we do, including the cherished County Championship and yet millions of pounds have been spent on it and broadcasters are falling over themselves for it because it’s short and fits both attention spans and schedules,”
David closed his view of not favouring the Hundred saying Vitality Blast can beat all tournaments, which makes no place for the 100-ball competition. According to the former cricketer, it has only celebrity coaches, which does not make a true cricket contest.
“We already have the product. It’s called the T20 Blast. Its 20th season opens in two months, and we can confirm it’s stood the test of time. It’s the tournament to beat all tournaments for me,”