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Players signed to play in The Hundred have contracts terminated

PUBLISHED: 16:01 07 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:01 07 May 2020

Essex's Dan Lawrence on the charge against Somerset in the Vitality Blast (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo).

Essex's Dan Lawrence on the charge against Somerset in the Vitality Blast (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo).

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Players due to take part in The Hundred this summer have been informed their contracts have been terminated in a letter from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Essex Eagles' Simon Harmer celebrates hitting the winning runs during the Vitality T20 Blast Final at Edgbaston, Birmingham.Essex Eagles' Simon Harmer celebrates hitting the winning runs during the Vitality T20 Blast Final at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

It was announced last week that the new tournament has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The eight men’s teams selected their squads in a draft in October, while the women’s teams were in the process of completing their squads from a number of player pools.

An ECB statement said: “We can confirm that a letter terminating current player contracts has been issued today to all involved.

“This letter is necessary paperwork to legally update and inform players of the situation, which follows a notification last week around the launch of the new competition being moved to 2021.

Essex Eagles' Ryan ten Doeschate is given out lbw during Semi Final 2 on Finals Day of the Vitality T20 Blast at Edgbaston, Birmingham.Essex Eagles' Ryan ten Doeschate is given out lbw during Semi Final 2 on Finals Day of the Vitality T20 Blast at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

“We are working closely with PCA on a number of options for players regarding next year’s launch.”

The new 100-ball competition, featuring eight city-based franchises rather than the traditional 18 counties, was due to begin on July 17.

According to the Independent, contracted players had already received a percentage of their wages for the tournament but were due to receive the bulk of the money – around 80 per cent – at the conclusion of the tournament.

The newspaper said the outstanding sums totalled around £1million including coaches’ salaries.

Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan drives watched by Nottinghamshire Outlaws wicketkeeper Tom Moores during the Vitality Blast T20 Quarter Final 2 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan drives watched by Nottinghamshire Outlaws wicketkeeper Tom Moores during the Vitality Blast T20 Quarter Final 2 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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Among the players affected are Essex’s Dan Lawrence, who was due to play for London Spirit, Ryan ten Doeschate and Simon Harmer, who were signed by Welsh Fire, and Mady Villiers and Beth Langston, who were among the Trent Rockets squad.

Meanwhile, Middlesex’s Eoin Morgan was set to play for London Spirit, with Naomi Dattani in their women’s squad, while Tom Helm was signed by Birmingham Phoenix and wicketkeeper John Simpson by Northern Superchargers.

Squads – London Spirit, men: Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan; Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Luis Reece, Roelof van der Merwe; Adam Rossington; Kyle Abbott, Mohammad Amir, Jade Dernbach, Mark Wood, Mason Crane; women: Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont, Aylish Cranstone, Naomi Dattani; Charlie Dean, Deandra Dottin, Chloe Tryon; Freya Davies, Hannah Jones.

Tom Helm (pic Mike Egerton/PA)Tom Helm (pic Mike Egerton/PA)

Oval Invincibles, men: Alex Blake, Laurie Evans, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy; Fabian Allen, Sam Curran, Sunil Narine; Sam Billings; Tom Curran, Reece Topley, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Wood, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathan Sowter; women: Georgia Adams, Hollie Armitage, Rachael Haynes, Fran Wilson; Marizanne Kapp, Laura Marsh, Dane van Niekerk; Rhianna Southby; Tash Farrant.

Southern Brave, men: Delray Rawlins, James Vince, David Warner, Ross Whiteley; Liam Dawson, Craig Overton, Andre Russell; Alex Davies, Ollie Pope; Jofra Archer, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Shadab Khan, Max Waller; women: Suzie Bates, Paige Scholfield, Stafanie Taylor, Danielle Wyatt; Lauren Bell, Anya Shrubsole, Sophia Dunkley, Fi Morris.

Birmingham Phoenix, men: Cameron Delport, Adam Hose, Kane Williamson; Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Benny Howell, Liam Livingstone; Chris Cooke, Riki Wessels; Henry Brookes, Pat Brown, Tom Helm, Shaheen Afridi, Chris Woakes, Adam Zampa; women: Ria Fackrell, Evelyn Jones, Sophie Devine, Georgia Elwiss; Amy Jones; Isabelle Wong, Ashleigh Gardner, Kirstie Gordon.

Manchester Originals, men: Eddie Byrom, Joe Clarke, Wayne Madsen, Ed Pollock, Phil Salt; Tom Abell, Dan Christian; Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas; Marchant de Lange, Saqib Mahmood, Wayne Parnell, Matt Parkinson, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir; women: Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee; Georgie Boyce; Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld; Kathryn Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley.

John Simpson in batting action for Middlesex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).John Simpson in batting action for Middlesex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Northern Superchargers, men: Aaron Finch, Tom Kohler-Cadmor, Chris Lynn, Adam Lyth; Ed Barnard, Ben Stokes, David Wiese, David Willey; Ben Foakes, John Simpson; Brydon Carse, Richard Gleeson, Nathan Rimmington, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Adil Rashid; women: Lauren Winfield, Bess Heath, Alyssa Healy; Nicola Carey, Alice Davidson-Richards; Helen Fenby, Georgia Davis, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith.

Trent Rockets, men: Joe Root, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, D’Arcy Short; Lewis Gregory, Steven Mullaney, Rashid Khan, Luke Wright; Ben Cox, Tom Moores; Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Fletcher, Harry Gurney, Luke Wood, Matt Carter; women: Elyse Villani; Kathryn Bryce, Nat Sciver; Katherine Brunt, Beth Langston, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Molineux, Mady Villiers.

Welsh Fire, men: Ben Duckett, Colin Ingram, Steve Smith, Ryan ten Doeschate; Leus du Plooy, Ryan Higgins; Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton; David Payne, Liam Plunkett, Ravi Rampaul, Mitchell Starc, Danny Briggs, Simon Harmer, Qais Ahmed; women: Georgia Henneseey, Meg Lanning, Sophie Luff; Bryony Smith; Beth Mooney; Katie George, Alex Griffiths, Lauren Filer, Jess Jonassen, Claire Nicholas.


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