Somerset pitch sanction delayed until next County Championship season
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Somerset County Cricket Club’s points deduction for a breach of the ECB’s Pitch Regulations will be rolled on to the next County Championship season.
A Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) Panel has ruled in favour of an ECB application to vary the sanctions in accordance with the provision of CDC Regulation 8.7.
In essence, this means th
Lancashire and Leicestershire to play Bob Willis Trophy opener at Blackfinch New Road
First-Class Counties Lancashire and Leicestershire will play their opening match of the Bob Willis Trophy at Blackfinch New Road in Worcester.
Lancashire will be regarded as the home team for the fixture, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday 1 August.
Leicestershire met all protocols to safely stage the match at the Fischer County Ground, however with the city of Leicester in lockdown due
Update on cricket spectator pilots
Details have been announced of the second phase of pilots at the Kia Oval and Edgbaston next weekend to test Government guidance for crowds returning to elite sport.
The first phase of the two pilots began yesterday with up to 1,000 spectators attending the Men’s county cricket friendly between Surrey and Middlesex at the Kia Oval, with social distancing measures in place. Edgbaston will also h
Bob Willis Trophy fixtures announced; Women's 50-over domestic competition confirmed
All 18 First-Class Counties will be in action when Bob Willis Trophy starts on 1 August
A five-day final will decide the Bob Willis Trophy champions
Women’s 50-over domestic tournament to be played this summer
Vitality Blast fixtures to be announced next month
Men’s red-ball trophy set to feature design of Bob Willis painted by his wife Lauren
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has c
Edgbaston to host second spectator pilot game
Edgbaston will be the second county cricket ground to pilot the safe return of spectators and test Government guidance designed to enable the return of fans to elite sports events.
The Government announced on Friday that two county cricket friendly matches would be among a number of pilot events to test Government guidance for supporters returning to sporting venues. The friendly between Surrey
ECB statement: Piloting spectator events
The Government today announced that a small number of sporting events will be used to pilot the safe return of spectators through late July and early August. This includes two men's county cricket friendly matches, including Surrey v Middlesex at the Kia Oval on July 26/27.
An ECB spokesperson said: "From the outset of this crisis, we’ve worked in partnership with the UK Government on the safe
All First-Class Counties committed to playing same red-ball and white-ball competitions
18 First-Class Counties committed to participate in same red-ball and white-ball competitions this summer
Fixtures for new men’s domestic season to be announced later this month
All 18 First-Class Counties have agreed to participate in the same competitive red-ball and white-ball competitions during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.
The season will commence with a four-day com
First-class Counties agree formats for shortened men's domestic season
First-Class Counties agree to play a combination of red-ball and white-ball cricket this summer by majority vote ECB Board to meet to approve decision in coming days Further Medical and Risk assessments to be conducted by all 18 FCCs
The First-Class Counties have agreed to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.
A majority vote was
ECB Board approve increase in Unqualified cricketers from 2021 men's county season
First-Class Counties can field two Unqualified cricketers in County Championship and Royal London Cup from next season
The Vitality Blast remains unchanged with two Unqualified cricketers already permitted in the 20-over competition
Performance Cricket Committee made recommendation to ensure strength of men’s county competitions
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has approved a recomme
ECB Board approve increase in unqualified cricketers from 2021 men's county season
First-Class Counties can field two unqualified cricketers in the County Championship and Royal London Cup from next season
The Vitality Blast remains unchanged with two unqualified cricketers already permitted in the 20-over competition
The ECB's Performance Cricket Committee made recommendation to ensure strength of men’s county competitions
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appr
Update on return to play for men's and women's domestic cricket
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 4.00PM (BST) ON MONDAY 29 JUNE 2020
Men’s County season set to begin on 1 August First-Class Counties to decide on men’s formats to be played at a meeting in early July First year of women’s elite domestic structure under discussion; but women’s domestic game commits to play this season
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given its approval for the profes
Official Statement – COVID-19 Tests
The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that 702 COVID-19 tests were carried out between June 3 and June 23 with several stakeholder groups working at the bio-secure venues of the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford. These groups include players, support staff, match officials, ECB staff, venue staff and hotel staff.
We can confirm that all 702 tests were negative.