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ECB hoping new The Hundred format will thrive like T20

Many top sporting competitions are currently in their offseasons around the world but there’s a brand new tournament set to launch in the UK tomorrow morning hoping to attract younger audiences.

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The competition, named after the fact each innings is only 100 balls, is the first franchise-based competition in England and Wales.

The Hundred is cricket's latest attempt to draw new crowds to the sport, much like Twenty20 did when it was first introduced in 2003.

The tournament features a bit of New Zealand talent but has largely flown under the radar for many – including cricket fans.

Watch 1 NEWS Sport’s Dewi Preece’s explainer above to get up to speed with the fast-paced format and why the ECB are introducing it.