sport news ECB chief Tom Harrison enjoys £114,000 PAY RISE for his role in The Hundred

ECB chief Tom Harrison enjoys £114,000 PAY RISE for his role in the inception of The Hundred competition ECB chief Tom Harrison received a six-figure pay rise for role in The Hundred  Funded by a £1.1bn TV deal, ECB is committed £180m to the new venture  The vision is to not only appeal to existing cricket fans but win over new ones ECB on Wednesday drew criticism for a marketing gaffe related to The Hundred

By Lawrence Booth and Richard Gibson For Mailonline

Published: 12:17 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 12:21 BST, 16 May 2019

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ECB chief executive Tom Harrison received a six-figure pay rise as a reward for pushing through the game's new 100-ball competition.

The ECB's accounts for 2018-19 show that the governing body remunerated Harrison, its highest paid director, a total of £719,175 - up £114,301 from the previous year.

The 19 percent increase coincided with the 18 first-class counties being persuaded to accept The Hundred competition as the centre piece of a new five-year plan for the sport.

ECB chief Tom Harrison received a six-figure pay rise for pushing through The Hundred

ECB chief Tom Harrison received a six-figure pay rise for pushing through The Hundred

Funded by a new £1.1billion television deal, the ECB is committed to spending £180million on the new eight-team venture, which starts in July 2020. The vision is to not only appeal to existing cricket fans but win over new ones who do not currently like it because they consider it too long, too complex and too inaccessible.

Having overcome initial resistance from within the game to the introduction of a fourth format, the ECB finally revealed some of the market research behind their decision yesterday - but earned mockery on social media after using a photo of a crowd at a rap concert in Miami on the tournament's new website.

On Wednesday we saw the first glimpse of how The Hundred will be branded

On Wednesday we saw the first glimpse of how The Hundred will be branded

The stock photo, depicting fans of

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