Sky Sports has announced plans will show every game of The Hundred live this summer from Wednesday 3 August, starting with defending men’s champions Southern Brave launching the competition against Welsh Fire.
It’s the second season of the 100-ball cricket competition that will also have selected matches screened by the BBC.
“The progressive partnership between Sky Sports and the BBC recorded viewing figures of 16.1 million viewers with more than half watching live cricket for the first time,” said Bryan Henderson, Director of Cricket for Sky Sports. “I think we can universally agree, for all who love the sport, the best thing was witnessing thousands of children having fun and engaging with cricket for the first time. We can’t wait to build on this legacy in 2022.”
Defending women’s champions Oval Invincibles will take on Northern Superchargers in the opening women’s clash on Thursday 11 August, which will mark the first men’s and women’s double-header of the competition.
The debut of women’s cricket in the Commonwealth Games means The Hundred women’s competition will only get underway after the conclusion of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The opening fixture for the women’s competition will take the evening slot at The Kia Oval, after the men play mid-afternoon. The two competitions will then take place at the same grounds.