England leg spinner Adil Rashid has high hopes from ECB’s flagship tournament —The Hundred and said that it will help in bringing more diversity into the game as well as providing opportunities for the emergence of players of the current generation.
"The aim of The Hundred is to get the new generation of cricketers coming in. There will obviously be some of the same crowd as well, but to get different age groups, ethnicities, backgrounds, gender, religion, male, female - it's basically for all,” Rashid said at the Dynamos Cricket event, which provides young children aged eight to 11 with an opportunity to play with professional cricketers.
The Hundred was supposed to take off last year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament will now begin on July 21 with the women's edition followed by the men’s tournament a day later.