ECB pays tribute to Eileen Ash
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Eileen Ash at the age of 110.
Ash, who made her Test debut against Australia in 1937, was a remarkable woman who led an extraordinary life.
A right-arm seamer, Ash (née Whelan) made her Test debut against Australia at Northampton in 1937 and went on to represent her country on seven occasions either side o
Merchant wins top ECB Grounds Manager award for third time
Lancashire’s Matt Merchant has won the ECB 3 & 4-Day Grounds Manager of the Year Award for the third time following an awards ceremony at the Uptonsteel County Ground in Leicester.
Long-serving Merchant, who first joined the ground staff at Emirates Old Trafford as a 16-year-old in 1990, was recognised for his outstanding pitches in multi-day cricket.
Merchant first won the Bernard F
CRICKET COMMITS TO ACTION PLAN TO TACKLE RACISM AND ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION
Cricket today commits to a wide-ranging action plan to tackle racism and promote inclusion and diversity at all levels of the game. The plan has been developed jointly by the ECB, MCC, the PCA, NCCA Ltd, the First Class Counties, Women’s Regional Hosts and the Recreational County Cricket network, as a game-wide response to discrimination within the game.
While taking tangible and immediate
Tash Farrant signs England Women’s Central Contract
Tash Farrant has signed an England Women’s Central Contract.
The 25-year-old left-arm seamer, who had been on a professional contract with the South East Stars, has regained the international contract she previously held until 2019.
England Women’s Head Coach, Lisa Keightley, said: “It’s testament to Tash’s incredible hard work and commitment that she’s once again an England Women’s Cent
CRICKET UNITES TO ACT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
Following an all-game meeting at The Kia Oval, cricket today committed to taking wide-ranging action to tackle discrimination and promote inclusion and diversity at all levels.
The ECB, the MCC, the PCA, NCCA and the First Class and Recreational County Cricket network met in the wake of recent revelations about discrimination in the game.
They have committed to tangible action and discus
Issued on behalf of England Men’s Test Captain, Joe Root
In my capacity as England captain and as a senior player at Yorkshire, I feel compelled to address the current situation that has consumed the sport and YCCC.
I just want the sport to be a place where everyone is enjoying it for the beautiful game it is and feels equal and safe. It hurts knowing this has happened at YCCC so close to home. It’s my club that I care passionat
England Men confirm coaching appointments for Australia tours
England Men's Assistant Coach Graham Thorpe will head up the Ashes preparation period when the Test specialists and Lions arrive in Australia this weekend.
The playing group and management will be based on the Gold Coast for their 14-day quarantine period before moving to Brisbane to play two intra-squad warm-up matches later this month.
The extended England Men's Team and the Lions squ
ECB BOARD STATEMENT ON YORKSHIRE
The ECB Board today discussed the developments in relation to Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC).
It is clear to the Board that YCCC’s handling of the issues raised by Azeem Rafiq is wholly unacceptable and is causing serious damage to the reputation of the game. The ECB find this matter abhorrent and against the spirit of cricket and its values.
There is no place for racism o
Young Lions to tour Sri Lanka
The England & Wales Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket have confirmed that the England Men's Young Lions (U19) will tour Sri Lanka later this month in a five-match limited-over series. The tour is part of England's preparation ahead of the ICC Men's Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean starting in January.
The England Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday 22 November 2021 and play
Tymal Mills ruled out of the T20 World Cup
England bowler Tymal Mills has been ruled out of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a right thigh strain.
Mills sustained the injury bowling in the T20 World Cup Super 12s match against Sri Lanka on Monday in Sharjah. Results of the scan on Tuesday night revealed the extent of the injury.
Surrey’s Reece Topley has been added to the England World Cup squad following his role as travelling rese
ECB UPDATE ON AZEEM RAFIQ AND YCCC
“Last week we received Yorkshire CCC’s report into the racism and bullying allegations Azeem Rafiq made against the club.
“We are conscious about the length of time that Azeem has waited for resolution and the toll that must be taking on his wellbeing and that of his family. We are sorry that, as a sport, this has not yet been resolved.
“We will conduct a full regulatory process that is fa
ECB fund sixth professional contract at each women’s regional team
Each women’s regional team will have an additional professional contract this season with the ECB funding a sixth contract per team for 2021/22.
With Northern Diamonds and Thunder set to fund additional contracts, it will take the number of professional players in the women’s regional structure from 41 to 51. Including the England Women Centrally Contracted players, there are 67 professional wo