Summer of cricket captivates the nation
Record 655,000 people attended the Men’s LV= Insurance and Women’s Metro Bank Ashes Series this summer Every day of the Men’s Ashes series sold out in advance, with total attendance topping 545,000 - after 110,000 watched Women's series England Women’s attendances hit new records with ODI series also selling out – a first for an England Women’s series 17.8 million watched some of the action live
Metro Bank extends partnership with England & Wales Cricket Board
Metro Bank to become Official Title Partner for One Day Cricket
Following the recent announcement that Metro Bank will become the first ever Champion of Women’s and Girls’ Cricket, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announces that Metro Bank will also become Official Title Partner for One Day Cricket.
This opportunity will see the Bank become title partner of the Metro B
ODI series sold out in record-breaking Metro Bank Women's Ashes Series
Three-match We Got Game ODI Series in the Metro Bank Women's Ashes Series officially a sell-out
Vitality IT20 Series sets two consecutive record attendances, ticket sales approaching 20,000 for Lord's
Over 94,000 tickets sold for the Metro Bank Women's Ashes Series
The We Got Game ODI Series between England Women and Australia Women in the Metro Bank Women's Ashes Series has sold out – becomi
England Cricket and wider game celebrate Rainbow Laces
ECB and the wider game will mark Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign from July 1-July 6.
The campaign - now in its 10th year - is designed to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport. Cricket will be participating for the seventh season in a row.
Players will be given laces, stumps will be branded and there will be big-screen graphics across all Vitality Blast and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy fixture
ECB responds to ICEC report on equity in cricket, which finds evidence of discrimination across the game
The Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) finds cricket’s structures and systems have failed to prevent discrimination The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today publicly apologised and acknowledged that more action is required to tackle discrimination in the sport Reforms will be agreed within three months, working with representatives from across cricket to agree a plan o
ECB and Initial announce partnership to support period dignity in recreational cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Initial Washroom Hygiene (Initial) have today announced a strategic partnership, designed to bring period dignity to grassroots cricket.
Central to this new partnership is a shared ambition to ensure that menstruation is not something that holds back women and girls from being involved in sports.
Utilising Initial’s extensive research and e
Lydia Greenway, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours
England cricketers Lydia Greenway, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran are among the names recognised in the King's Birthday Honours.
Greenway, a two-time World Cup winner and four-time Ashes winner who played over 200 times for her country, receives an OBE. Since retiring from playing, the former Kent left-hander has also founded Cricket For Girls.
Rashid, also a two-time World Cup winner, is aw
ECB and BBC Sport agree new audio deal for live cricket coverage
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and BBC Sport have today announced an audio deal to extend live cricket coverage across BBC Radio and BBC Sounds up to and including the 2028 season.
The new four-year agreement extends the existing deal which runs to 2024 and ensures live coverage of all England's home Tests, one-day internationals and IT20s will continue to be heard exclusively across
Major match venues for 2025-31 announced
The venues hosting England Men's and England Women’s international matches over the seven-year period from 2025 to 2031 have been announced.
With this year’s hotly anticipated LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes and Metro Bank Women’s Ashes series just days away, the seven-year schedule sets out the details of two more huge Ashes summers to look forward to:
England Men will take on Australia Men
Metro Bank enters partnership with ECB as inaugural champion partner of women's and girls' cricket
Metro Bank to become the first ever champion partner of women’s and girls’ cricket, across all formats, from Test match to grassroots
A new Women’s and Girls’ Fund will sit at the heart of the partnership, supporting the transformation of grassroots cricket for women and girls
Metro Bank to be the official England Women’s team partner including Title Partner of the Women’s Ashes Series
Laithwaites Wine becomes Official Wine Partner of England Cricket
The England and Wales Cricket Board is delighted to announce a multi-year partnership with Laithwaites Wine which will become the Official Wine Partner of England Cricket. The partnership launches ahead of an exciting summer which features Men's and Women's Ashes Series and limited over matches against New Zealand and Ireland for the Men and Sri Lanka for the Women.
Through the partnership,
The Hundred Managing Director Sanjay Patel to leave the ECB
Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of The Hundred, is to leave the ECB after the conclusion of the competition this year.
Sanjay has led the creation and launch of the new competition, which has attracted attendances of more than 1m over the first two years. It has attracted more families, women and children to cricket, with 22% of tickets going to children last year and 28% of female ticket b