Fixtures have this morning been announced for Birmingham Phoenix’s first season in cricket’s brand new, 100-ball tournament, The Hundred.
With all Phoenix games being played as double headers, including a men’s and women’s team fixture on the same day, the new Birmingham team start The Hundred at home to London Spirit on Friday 23 July; the women’s team getting underway at 3pm and the men’s team at 6.30pm.
All four home fixtures for Birmingham Phoenix men’s and women’s team will be played at Edgbaston, with tickets going on-sale to Warwickshire Members today.
- Fri 23 Jul – Birmingham Phoenix v London Spirit
- Sun 1 Aug – Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets
- Wed 4 Aug – Birmingham Phoenix v Oval Invincibles
- Mon 9 Aug – Birmingham Phoenix v Welsh Fire
Also, at 4pm today Birmingham Phoenix will announce further additions to the men’s and women’s squads, which are captained respectively by Birmingham born and bred England all-rounder Moeen Ali and New Zealand star Sophie Devine.
The Hundred aims to make cricket more accessible to families and young people by fusing world-class, fast-paced cricket with family-friendly entertainment off the pitch.
The entire competition, including all men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final and the women’s opening game.
The teams finishing second and third in the league stage will meet each other at the Kia Oval in The Hundred Eliminator on Friday 20 August to compete for a place in The Hundred Final against the league winners. Both the men’s and women’s finals will take place the following day on 21 August at Lord’s.
Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale to those signed up at thehundred.com through a priority window on 7 April, with general sale beginning on 21 April. Affordability for families has been prioritised with tickets for U16s at £5 and adult tickets starting at £10 for two games (women’s and men’s match) while kids U5 go free. Refund policies will be in place if matches are impacted by Covid.
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