The first edition of The Hundred featured some exciting action on the 22-yard line. The
competition featured several T20 talents from all over the world, and the majority of the games
went down to the wire. Many fans and experts were enthralled by the competition and praised the
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for organizing it. The ECB's senior officials will share a
£2.1 million bonus fund following the tournament's success.
The money will be split
between Tom Harrison, the CEO, and a few other officials. While the incentive is billed as a
"retention strategy for key senior leaders," many believe it is a mark of gratitude for The
Hundred's flawless operation. This move has reportedly enraged England players, who accepted a
15% wage cut during the board's financial problems caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
the uninitiated, England's centrally-contracted cricketers received lower salaries a little less
than a year ago when the global pandemic halted cricket operations. In addition, the cricket
organization decreased its employment by 62 employees. As a result, the bonus news did not go
over well with the contracted players. An unknown player told Sportsmail that the decision had
left him and his teammates feeling "extremely unimpressed."
Meanwhile, the national squad
is now engaged in a five-match Test series against Team India at home. Joe Root's team has had a
difficult start to the series, trailing 0-1 after the first two games. As a result, they'll be
fighting for their lives in the impending conflict. The third Test begins at Headingley in Leeds
on Wednesday (August 25).