Lord’s-based cricket team for The Hundred ‘set to be named London Spirit’ as launch of new ECB competition edges closer
- The ECB’s much-derided new competition, The Hundred, will begin next year
- Names and colours of the eight teams have long been kept under wraps
- But it’s been revealed that the Lord’s-based team will be called ‘London Spirit’
The team based at Lord’s for the ECB’s much-mocked new cricket competition, The Hundred, will reportedly be called London Spirit.
Eight teams will compete in the inaugural edition, which takes place next year, but their names and colours have long been kept hidden.
On Tuesday, however, the Evening Standard claimed the side based at the home of cricket had decided on the name London Spirit.
The team based at Lord’s for The Hundred, will reportedly be called London Spirit
It’s reported the MCC are pleased with the name, as it maintains some element of the game’s tradition and the history of the ground.
The team names and colours will not be officially announced until the lead up to the player draft, which comes after this summer’s Ashes series, on October 20.
Each of the eight teams will rely on help from nearby county teams, with Middlesex, Essex and Northamptonshire involved in the Lord’s team alongside the MCC.
Middlesex, Essex and Northamptonshire will all be involved in the team, alongside the MCC