Royal London Cup match at Radlett cancelled
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed the cancellation of tomorrow’s Royal London Cup match between Middlesex and Gloucestershire at Radlett due to a Covid-19 outbreak within the Gloucestershire squad.
Members of the Gloucestershire squad are required to self-isolate which has resulted in the cancellation of the match.
Under Playing Condition 126.96.36.199 Group A will, therefo
2020 Domestic Cricket Journalism Award winners announced
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the 2020 Domestic Cricket Journalism Award winners with The Cricketer securing two honours.
The Cricketer won the Outstanding Online Coverage of Domestic Cricket award for a third successive year while its journalist Nick Friend was judged the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Journalist of the Year.
Wisden’s Taha Hashim and ESPN Cricinf
Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire match abandoned
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can confirm that the Bob Willis Trophy match between Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire in Bristol has been abandoned.
The match officials, following agreement from both participating clubs, called off the match as a precaution due to a COVID-19 related issue.
The health and safety of the players, staff and officials is the first priority of the EC
Vitality IT20s Start Times Update
Please find confirmation of start times for the six Vitality IT20s against Pakistan and Australia.
England v Pakistan:
1st IT20 v Pakistan: Friday 28 August at Emirates Old Trafford (6.00pm start) - Live on Sky Sports Cricket on air at 5.30pm.
2nd IT20 v Pakistan: Sunday 30 August at Emirates Old Trafford (2.15pm start) – Live on Sky Sports Cricket on air at 1.30pm, live on BBC One on air
Vitality Blast Finals Day to conclude domestic season
Domestic season to conclude with Finals Day on Saturday 3 October
Lord’s set to stage five-day Bob Willis Trophy final from Wednesday 23 September
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final set for Saturday 26 September
Three domestic trophies to be decided in final week of season
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that this summer’s shortened domestic season will culminate with Vitali
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
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
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
Ben Stokes Interview
Please find below a link to download a video interview with Durham and England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Stokes is set to become the 81st England men’s Test captain on Wednesday after it was confirmed last week that he will replace Yorkshire’s Joe Root as captain. Root, who has returned to Sheffield to be at the birth of his second child, left the secure bubble in Southampton last week. He will s
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
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.