BBC confirms August return for cricket’s The Hundred

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The BBC’s summer of cricket continues this August as The Hundred returns for a third year.

Combining sporting action with live music, fans will be able to enjoy the fast-paced format live across BBC TV, radio and online from Tuesday 1 until Sunday 27 August.

The Hundred returns

Oval Invincibles and Trent Rockets will fight to retain their position as champions of the women’s and men’s competitions respectively.

Launching in 2021, The Hundred brings together eight teams from across seven cities, including some of the best international and domestic players from the men’s and women’s game.

The teams are: Birmingham Phoenix, London Spirit, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers (Leeds), Oval Invincibles (London), Southern Brave (Southampton), Trent Rockets (Nottingham) and Welsh Fire (Cardiff).

Isa Guha will present the action alongside a host of cricketing legends, including James Anderson, Heather Knight, Moeen Ali, Alex Hartley, Carlos Brathwaite, Tash Farrant, Sir Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell, Tymal Mills and Steven Finn.

Additionally, the BBC’s showcase matches will feature live music performances from hotly tipped rising stars supported by BBC Music Introducing, with Rudimental headlining the final at Lords on 27 August

Once again, the BBC’s showcase matches will feature live music performances from hotly tipped rising stars supported by BBC Music Introducing, with DYLAN kicking things off at Trent Bridge and Rudimental headlining the final at Lords.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport said: “I’m excited to see our summer of cricket coverage continue with The Hundred in August.

“Our extensive, multi-platform coverage has brought the sport to new audiences over the past two years, and I cannot wait for it to do the same again in 2023.”