Official Statement - COVID19 Testing
Following PCR tests administered yesterday (Monday) in Bristol, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can confirm that seven members - three players and four management team members- of the England Men's ODI party have tested positive for COVID-19.
In collaboration with Public Health England, Public Health Wales and Bristol Local Health Authority, those impacted will now observe a per
Official Statement – COVID-19 Testing
*STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 4.00PM (BST) ON SUNDAY 27 JUNE 2021*
Following a PCR test administered on Friday 25 June at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, The England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that ICC Match Referee Phil Whitticase has tested positive for COVID-19. Whitticase, who was officiating during the three-match Vitality IT20 Series between England and Sri Lanka, is well and is asy
Women's Regional T20 Competition named Charlotte Edwards Cup
The Women's Regional T20 Competition has been named the Charlotte Edwards Cup.
The competition, which kicks off this weekend, sees the eight women's regional teams go head to head in T20 cricket.
Charlotte Edwards CBE is England Women's most-capped player. Captain of her country from 2006-2016, she led the team to three Ashes wins, an ICC Women's World Cup and an ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
ECB statement on increased capacities at Sri Lanka and Pakistan series
We are delighted to confirm that the ECB and our international venues are working with the Government’s Events Research Programme to increase capacities at the Royal London Series ODIs and Vitality IT20s against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in June and July.
For operational reasons, we will focus initially on the three matches in late June and early July against Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside in
Individuals from across cricket recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours
Individuals from throughout cricket have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Ebony Rainford-Brent, the first black woman to represent the England Cricket team who's gone on to enjoy a trailblazing career in the media, and Ian Nairn, who captained the England Physical Disability Team from 2014 to 2019, have both been awarded MBEs.
Chris Edwards, the captain of the England Le
ECB BOARD UPDATE ON HISTORICAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT
A meeting of the ECB Board took place on Wednesday June 9 to address the emergence of historical social media content, shared by high-profile players within the game.
There were two matters the Board addressed:
1. The Board reviewed the policy around England Team employment and related disciplinary procedures. The Board is assured that the right processes are in place to make judgements on s
Graces CC and Unicorns CC compete in historic LGBTQ+ cricket match
This weekend Graces CC and Unicorns CC will make history by competing in what is believed to be the first cricket match played between two wholly inclusive LGBTQ+ cricket clubs.
The two teams will go head-to-head this Sunday at Weoley Hill CC in Birmingham.
The game has been supported by the ECB – with the ECB ACO providing officials for the day – and Warwickshire County Cricket Club, with t
Ollie Robinson suspended from all international cricket
England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historic tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
He will not be available for selection for the LV= Insurance second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday 10 June.
Robinson will leave the England camp immediately and return t
Ollie Robinson and ECB statements 2 June 2021
Ollie Robinson Statement:
On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago, which have today become public. I want to make it clear that I'm not racist and I'm not sexist.
I deeply regret my actions, and I am ashamed of making such remarks.
I was thoughtless and irresponsible, and regardless of my state of mind at
Baroness Amos appointed as ECB Independent Non-Executive Director
Baroness Valerie Amos is to join the ECB Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Vastly experienced in public service, education and charitable roles, Valerie Amos has served as a Cabinet Minister and High Commissioner to Australia, has led two major university institutions, and spent five years as Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations. She is a member o
ECB and Lord’s Taverners partnership to make disability cricket accessible in every county
A game changing £2m partnership will make life-changing disability cricket accessible in every county in England and Wales as part of the biggest investment into a disability cricket programme.
Launched today (April 29) the landmark partnership between the Lord’s Taverners and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will see the Super 1s disability cricket programme launched in every county a
ECB donates to The ACE Programme in support of The Captain Tom Foundation
To tie in with the work of The Captain Tom Foundation and to bring together the cricket family to harness the spirit of Sir Tom and raise money for charity, the ECB will be donating £100 to The ACE Programme for every hundred scored during professional and recreational cricket over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The ACE Programme is a charity designed to engage a new generation of Black player