New regulations have been confirmed for the 2024 season of the Men's and Women's The Hundred, ahead of fixture announcement on Tuesday.

Retention window for teams to retain players for the fourth year of The Hundred is now open. Teams in the women’s competition will be able to retain a maximum of eight players, teams in the men’s competition will be able to retain a maximum of 10. 

Alongside the retention window opening, a number of new and updated regulations have been introduced, including an increase in salaries in the women’s competition and the news that selection in the women’s competition will now take place through The Hundred Draft.

An additional £100k has been allocated to each team in order to increase salaries in The Hundred women’s competition, with the top salary now £50,000

There is no longer an open market element of selection. All picks will be via retention, The Hundred Draft powered by Sage or the Vitality Wildcard Draft. There is a maximum of eight retentions per team. 

For the men’s competition, salaries remain as per 2023.

With the number of England Men Centrally Contracted players increasing from 8 to 17, the selection mechanism has been updated. Teams will now be able to retain one England Men’s Centrally Contracted player from that list of 17 as their nominated Central Contract player. The nominated Central Contract player is the 16th member of the squad, in the salary band of £125,000.

Teams are able to retain other players from the list of 17 Centrally Contracted England Men’s players as domestic players, for example Birmingham Phoenix could retain Chris Woakes as their nominated Central Contract player and retain Ben Duckett on a salary band agreed with the player.

Each team may still only select a maximum of three overseas players in a playing XI. There is a maximum of 10 retentions per team, the nominated Central Contract player is in addition to this.

Two of the three lowest salary slots to be left open for the Vitality Wildcard Draft.

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