The ECB have revealed 11 venues which will host women's matches for The Hundred, along with the selection process that will determine the make-up of each team.
Player registration for the new competition starting next July is open this month but, while the men's edition will have a player draft on October 20, the women's version will have a two-stage "bespoke player selection process", according to the ECB.
During stage one, which runs until the end of September, each team is obliged to sign two players from the current England Women's central contract list. During stage two, from October 1 until May 30 next year, each team will sign their remaining 13 players from three different player pools; remaining England Women's centrally contracted players, overseas players and domestic players.Teams can sign a maximum of one further England women's centrally contracted player during stage two and can sign a maximum of three overseas players.
The head coach of each team will lead their respective player selection process.
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards, recently appointed head coach of the Southampton-based women's team, said: "It's really exciting that we'll have an open market system and that all of the teams will be recruiting their own players for the first time. It shows how the women's game has evolved and developed.
"The depth of the women's game isn't yet at a stage where a draft would be the best way forward, and it's important that we don't just match the template of the men's game. There are areas in which the needs of the women's game are different and it's right that we find the right approach for them."
The women's venues have been "paired" with the host grounds for men's matches, with Old Trafford's partner ground yet to be announced.
Women's competition head for The Hundred Beth Barrett-Wild said: "The venues for the men's and women's competitions respectively are working together incredibly closely and that connection will help The Hundred inspire more people to attend, watch and play cricket.
"It's particularly exciting that the Women's Competition will be seen by fans across all 18 First-Class counties, this represents a huge opportunity to grow women's cricket - while the double-headers at the men's venues provide another chance to present the men's and women's teams on the same platform."
Men's venues - paired women's venues:
Sophia Gardens - The Bristol County Ground, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Edgbaston - Blackfinch New Road, Worcester
Headingley - York CC, South Northumberland CC
Lord's - The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford, The County Ground, Northampton
The Oval - The County Ground, Beckenham
Old Trafford - TBC
Trent Bridge - The Pattonair County Cricket Ground, Derby, The Fischer County Ground, Leicester
Ageas Bowl - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove