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Stuart Broad joins The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show

 

Cricket's coolest Stuart Broad joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about commentating on The Hundred – a professional 100-ball cricket tournament involving eight men's and women's teams along with music from the biggest names in the industry.

He told Chris: "We want everyone talking about it. It’s for a new audience, it’s going to be fun, entertaining, sixes, fours, wickets. It’s cricket fast-forward really."

“It was due to launch last year there was a draft done with all the best players in the world the winter before, but unfortunately COVID hit and the tournament couldn't go ahead last year so there's been a lot of build-up to it, certainly in the players’ minds because you just want to get out there and play."

"You know the rules, you've looked at the format and you want to play in front of new crowds and excited teenagers coming to watch it. It's fantastic for the women's game to start the competition off. I think we're going to see excitement throughout the men's and women's game because we've got some fantastic teams and players."

On the uber-impressive entertainment line-up including Jake Bugg and Jack Garratt:

“It's so fresh and I think that is one of the most exciting things along with obviously the cricket’s going to be great fun, but the entertainment around the cricket is going to be great.

"There’s going to be DJs, there's going to be so much entertainment for the crowd in the stadium and for us fans on TV that it's going to be worth watching."

The Hundred begins at The Oval tomorrow at 6pm. Coverage on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 6pm tomorrow.

The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast show with Sky, weekdays from 6:30am.