Clare Connor appointed ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women
Clare Connor is to take up a new expanded role as ECB Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director England Women.
Clare took on the role of Interim CEO in June 2022, having previously been ECB’s Managing Director of Women’s Cricket in which she oversaw a transformational period for the game.
She begins the new role with immediate effect following Richard Gould’s arrival at the or
ECB Statement on Yorkshire Cricket Discipline Commission hearings
In response to media reports that three individuals have decided not to participate in the forthcoming Cricket Discipline Commission proceedings, the ECB has issued the following statement.
"Individuals are entitled to choose not to participate in the hearings if they wish, but the cases will still be heard in their absence and we are satisfied that the disciplinary process in this matter has b
Entries open for ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards
Entries for the 2022 ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism awards have opened across five categories.
The awards are presented in association with the Cricket Writers’ Club and reward the best of domestic cricket coverage from last year.
This is the 12th edition of the awards, which will be judged by a highly-respected panel of journalists and broadcasters from across the world.
ECB statement following DCMS Select Committee
The evidence heard by the DCMS Select Committee today demonstrates why widespread change in cricket is needed – and why delivering that lasting cultural change will require sustained action over many years. We are committed to achieving this, and have been listening carefully to today’s testimony which will play an important part in helping us understand the further work that is needed.
ECB updates on action to tackle discrimination and make cricket more welcoming and inclusive
Today the ECB publishes three reports updating on the progress in making cricket the welcoming, inclusive sport we want it to be.
There is no doubt about the scale of change which is needed to make sure cricket really is a game for everyone. The testimony of those who have experienced discrimination or felt excluded from the sport demonstrates that.
But a year ago, following Azeem Rafiq’s te
Grounds Managers share prestigious annual award
There was an unprecedented five-way tie for the top honour at 2022 Grounds Manager of the Year Awards, which were staged at the County Ground at Northampton recently.
The coveted Bernard Flack Memorial Trophy was shared by Gary Barwell (Edgbaston), Lee Fortis (The Kia Oval), Adrian Llong (The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury); Karl McDermott (Lord’s) and Andy Ward (Uptonsteel County
ECB announce schedule for 2023 domestic season
LV= Insurance County Championship returns April 6, in the same format as last year – each county will play 14 fixtures. The fixture list for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy has doubled, with 14 50-over fixtures per season for each women’s regional team. Vitality Blast starts with Vitality Blast Off at Edgbaston on May 20, with Finals Day on July 15 once again a sell-out. The Charlotte Edwards Cup
ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners join forces, taking cricket to hundreds more schools this year
Through inclusive programmes being rolled out by the ECB, Chance to Shine and Lord’s Taverners, cricket will be taken directly to those children who are at the greatest risk of missing out on playing the game.
More than 55,000 extra children from underserved communities, and those attending special educational needs and disability schools, are being given the chance to play cricket through
Luke Wright joins selection team as England Men’s Selector
Former England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has been appointed England Men’s Selector, joining the group responsible for picking national Men’s squads.
Wright will input into all England Men’s squads and team selections from senior teams to Lions and Young Lions. He will share responsibility for selection with coaches and captains of the red and white ball teams, England Men’s Managin
Richard Gould announced as new ECB Chief Executive Officer
The England and Wales Cricket Board today announces that Richard Gould will join as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Gould, 52, will take up the post at the end of January, moving from his current role as CEO of Bristol City Football Club.
He brings significant leadership experience from major organisations across sport, having served as CEO at first Somerset County Cricket Club a
ECB reports further progress to promote equity across cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is today (29 September 2022) setting out the continued progress that cricket is making in its commitment to promote equity, diversity and inclusion at all levels of the game.
Since the announcement of cricket’s game-wide action plan in November 2021, the ECB has continued to work with County organisations and other partners to combat racism and ensure t
Over 2,000 more South Asian women now volunteering in cricket as Dream Big programme reaches landmark
Dream Big Desi Women programme has now recruited and trained over 2,000 South Asian female cricket volunteers Culmination of a four-year, £2.4 million Sport England-funded programme, delivered by The ECB Volunteers deliver cricket programmes for children across urban areas, giving opportunities for thousands more youngsters to get involved in the sport Celebration of programme’s success taki