The Hundred, an modern franchise-based mostly league which incorporates an American sports activities-model draft, was attributable to launch in mid-July however was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ECB mentioned in a press release that players would get the choice of rolling over their contracts into 2021 and sticking with their present workforce on the identical pay, whereas people who flip it down can signal with different groups ranging from October.
“COVID-19 has caused some uncertainty for athletes, especially female athletes, so being able to provide immediate clarity and assurance to the women’s players is very important,” mentioned Beth Barrett-Wild, head of the Hundred girls’s competitors.
England seamer Anya Shrubsole, who has re-signed with Southern Brave, mentioned she didn’t count on too many players to change groups.
“There may be a little bit of movement but you obviously signed up for those teams because that’s where you wanted to play, so I can’t see a huge amount of changing within the year,” Shrubsole advised Sky Sports.