Brand new cricket competition, The Hundred, has announced The Hundred Rising – a talent initiative that will see 100 people hired across the tournament as a gateway in to the sport industry.
The programme will see talented individuals from across England and Wales take up roles as a Rising Host, Rising Reporter or a Rising Content Creator.
Rising Hosts will co-host for the big screen and on The Hundred’s digital channels, Reporters will be responsible for match reports and game write ups, and Content Creators will be embedded within each franchise to create short-form stories for social.
Further roles will also be added as the competition draws closer, and the ECB claim that it’s a commitment to providing ‘CV-enhancing roles for up and coming talent’ particularly ‘at a time when people are being significantly impacted by a lack of opportunity’.
Sanjay Patel, MD of The Hundred says, “The Hundred is all about opening up the sport to broader audiences and giving people an opportunity and platform to showcase their talent both on and off the pitch. After the year that we’ve all had, it’s clear that people need an opportunity now more than ever and we’re committed to providing that through The Hundred Rising.”
The news comes a day after The Hundred announced that it would open the tournament with a women’s fixture – the first time a major sports competition has done so. Oval Invincibles will take on Manchester Originals at The Oval on 21st July, with the corresponding men’s fixture the next day.