ECB Introduce 'Hundred Rising' Programme

The Hundred will throw its doors wide open to rising talent as part of a new initiative announced by ECB for the inaugural competition

This week sees the launch of The Hundred Rising: a brand new programme of 100 exciting opportunities offering aspiring professionals a platform to showcase their talent and gain valuable experience working or volunteering on this summer’s must-see sporting and entertainment event.

The Hundred is a new 100-ball cricket competition, featuring eight brand new city-based teams, with men’s and women’s competitions running alongside each other with equal prominence. It’s set to be the blockbuster must-see event of the summer featuring world-class players on the pitch and epic entertainment off it.

The Hundred Rising programme has roles up for grabs to take you straight to the heart of the action and make the competition an entertaining experience for families to watch in ground or from home.

Presenter Vick Hope is supporting the campaign and helping to mentor the selected Rising Hosts, getting them ready to hit the ground running this summer.

At a time when people are being significantly impacted by a lack of opportunity to work and develop their skills, The Hundred Rising is a commitment to provide a range of CV-enhancing roles for up and coming talent.  The very first opportunities now open are:

Further roles will be announced in the lead up to the competition with positions on offer across the Hundred’s eight city-based teams, located across seven host cities - Birmingham, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Manchester, Southampton and Cardiff.

Getting into a new industry isn’t easy, let alone in the midst of a global pandemic and this is why I’m so passionate about The Hundred Rising. It is a genuine commitment to providing real-world opportunities to help people move forward in their careers after the challenges of the past year.

Vick Hope

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.

Sanjay Patel, The Hundred Managing Director

To check out the first round of roles and be among the first to hear about new ones, head to If you want to get the latest news from The Hundred and be the first to get your hands on tickets, sign up here.

Tickets for The Hundred will go on sale through a priority window on 7 April, with general sale beginning on 21 April. Refund policies will be in place should matches be affected by Covid.

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