Trent Bridge to host Lancashire and Nottinghamshire match
The Bob Willis Trophy match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire has been moved from Emirates Old Trafford to Trent Bridge.
Lancashire and Nottinghamshire agreed the move to safeguard and protect the bio-security of Emirates Old Trafford as a host for behind-closed-doors international cricket this summer.
Lancashire will remain as the home team for the match, which is due to begin on Satur
ECB statement on cancellation of crowd pilots
Reacting to the Government’s announcement that this weekend’s pilots for spectators to attend two Bob Willis Trophy matches will not go ahead, an ECB spokesperson said:
“We understand this is disappointing for supporters who have waited a long time to see their clubs in action and were looking forward to attending pilot events at the Kia Oval and Edgbaston this weekend.
“However, we understa
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
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
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
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
ECB Board approve further financial support package for whole game
ECB Board approve £35.7million financial support package for professional and recreational game ECB Board agree to expedite core payments that were due to First-Class Counties (FCCs) and County Cricket Boards (CCBs) between August 2020 – January 2021. The remainder of The Hundred payments will be paid to FCCs and the MCC ECB provided an initial £61million interim finan
England men’s name behind closed doors training group ahead of first Test against West Indies
30-strong group named
Red-ball management group confirmed for Test series with three coaches seconded from county cricket
England National Cricket Selectors, with input from performance personnel and coaches, have named a 30-strong ‘behind-closed-doors training group’ who will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday June 23 ahead of the first Test against the West Indies starting on Wednesd
ECB update on the domestic and recreational game
DELAY TO PROFESSIONAL DOMESTIC SEASON EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 1
THE ECB AND PROFESSIONAL GAME GROUP (PGG) WILL WORK TO CREATE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS FOR A SHORTENED OR REFORMATTED SEASON
SUSPENSION OF RECREATIONAL GAME CONTINUES, BUT HOPES FOR A POTENTIAL EARLIER RETURN OF JUNIOR CRICKET TO BE SHARED WITH GOVERNMENT
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can today confirm a further delay to
ECB announces further delay to the professional cricket season
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 10.00AM (BST) ON FRIDAY APRIL 24 2020
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today agreed that no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least July 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The season remains subject to ongoing advice from government and health experts, and continued consultation with all broadcast partners to determine the op