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Twitter reacts to ECB’s new 100-ball format competition

Michael Vaughan is among the leading names to have been skittled by the ECB’s announcement.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has surprised many in the cricket world by proposing an eight-team men’s and women’s domestic competition of 100-balls-a-side that will begin in 2020.

Here, Press Association Sport collects the best Twitter reactions to the suggested new format.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) thinks cricket might already be too complicated for the casual observer.

Guardian writer Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) gave the ECB’s announcement a bit of a pasty-ing.

There is not quite enough novelty attached to the proposed competitions, according to Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) of Football365.

Cricket writer Tim Wigmore (@timwig) had more to say than most about the 100-balls-a-side format.

The Cricketer magazine editor Huw Turbervill (@huwzat) suspected the governing body were playing a belated April Fools’ Day joke on cricket fans.

A new format for the sake of a new format? Author Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) thinks so.

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