CRICKET fans have been feasting their eyes on the launch of new kits for The Hundred and they’ve been less than impressed.
That is because each team has been branded by crisps and unhealthy snacks including brands Popchips, Skips and McCoy’s.
The summer of 2020 will see the launch of a new 100-ball competition consisting of eight teams, both women’s and men’s, playing in venues across the country.
Each team will bat and bowl 100 balls at either five or ten at a time.
Today saw the first players named in both men’s and women’s team including Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali for the Birmingham Phoenix and Ben Stokes for the Northern Superchargers.
Joe Root will play for the Nottingham-based Trent Rockets while Jofra Archer has been selected for Southern Brave.
But as they launched the kits to coincide with the team announcements, it’s safe to say fans found the funny side.
One said: “I can’t stop laughing at the kits and the sponsors for The Hundred.
“I feel like I’ve opened a kitchen cupboard at my parents’ house over Christmas and found Jason Roy peering back.”
Another added: “The kits for The Hundred are literally the snack aisle in Sainsbury’s.”
A third said: “Why do The Hundred kits look like fancy dress to a crisps themed party??”
Another joked: “In the Hundred, everyone will be waiting for the umpire to give them out because none of them are Walkers.”
It has been launched to try and introduce a younger generation of people to cricket with the aim to run it throughout the school holidays.