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ECB announces increased investment, evolved ownership model and expanded competition structure for women’s professional game
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is today announcing the next stage in the evolution of women’s cricket with the creation of a three-tiered domestic competition structure and a shift in the ownership model underpinning the women’s professional game.
In addition, the ECB has also confirmed that it will invest a further £4m-£5m per year into the women’s professional game from 2025-20
ECB statement on Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Following Yorkshire CCC's announcement of its proposed refinancing agreement with a consortium led by Colin Graves, the ECB has issued the following statement:
“The ECB notes today’s announcement by Yorkshire County Cricket Club. We have been in regular contact with the club’s leadership as it has sought to address significant financial challenges, and understand they concluded that this pr
England Lions finalise coaching team for Tour of India
England Men’s Elite Pace Bowling Coach Neil Killeen is set to lead the England Lions on their upcoming tour of India, beginning later this week. The month-long series will feature three four-day matches against India A in Ahmedabad.
Killeen will head up a coaching team that includes local knowledge and experience, to support the playing group's needs. Notable additions to the coaching staff inc
ECB announce 2024 domestic schedule
Five domestic trophies are set to be decided in September while the Vitality Blast will be staged almost entirely on Thursday nights, Friday nights and at weekends following the release of the 2024 domestic schedule.
The ECB has confirmed the men’s county and women’s regional domestic fixtures for next summer, which also includes 22 men’s and women’s T20 double headers, while the Charlotte
Chris Liddle appointed England Women Performance Pace Bowling Coach
Chris Liddle has been appointed as England Women Performance Pace Bowling Coach.
Liddle arrives from Northamptonshire where he was assistant head coach and lead fast bowling coach.
The 39-year-old worked with the London Spirit women’s coaching team for the past two years and has worked with the Sunrisers team during the off season as part of his role with Northamptonshire CCC.
2023 Business of Cricket Awards highlight the best of county cricket
Eighteen awards were presented at the annual Business of Cricket Awards (BOCAs) at a ceremony at the Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol on Thursday, 9 November.
The BOCAs provide an opportunity to reward the innovation and best practice of the First-Class Counties and Marylebone Cricket Club, as well as well as highlighting the work of unsung heroes over the past year.
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Alex Gidman appointed England Women assistant coach
Alex Gidman has been appointed as England Women assistant coach.
The 42-year-old arrives from Kent where he was men’s batting coach and joins the England Women’s coaching team.
A highly respected figure in the men’s game, Gidman previously spent four years as head coach at Worcestershire County Cricket Club who he led to T20 Blast Finals Day in 2019 and was head coach of the white ball tea
Rob Andrew joins ECB as Managing Director, Professional Game
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that Rob Andrew has been appointed as Managing Director, Professional Game. He will join the ECB from Sussex CCC, where he has been Chief Executive since 2017.
Formerly an international rugby union player for England Men, he was also Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons and Director of Professional Rugby at the Rugby Football Union
Trailblazing umpire Redfern to make history with LV= Insurance County Championship debut
Sue Redfern will again break new ground when she becomes the first female umpire to stand in a men's first-class match in England and Wales next week.
Redfern has been appointed to umpire the LV= Insurance County Championship match between Glamorgan and Derbyshire at Sophia Gardens, which begins on Tuesday 26 September.
Capped 21 times by England as a player between 1995 and 1999, Redfer
Sussex receive LV= Insurance County Championship points deduction for breaching Professional Conduct Regulations
Sussex County Cricket Club has received an automatic 12-point deduction in the LV= Insurance County Championship and captain Cheteshwar Pujara a one-match suspension after the club passed the threshold of receiving four fixed penalties in one season, in accordance with the ECB's Professional Conduct Regulations.
Automatic Points Penalty
Regulation 4.27 of the Professional Conduct Regula
Middlesex County Cricket Club and Middlesex Cricket Board
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Middlesex County Cricket Club (MCCC) and Middlesex Cricket Board (MCB) have agreed a number of conditions to be imposed on the Club and Board following breaches of the County Partnership Agreement and Financial Regulations.
Following an investigation into funds provided to Middlesex Cricket Board and Middlesex County Cricket Club by the England and Wal
2024 Vitality Blast Finals Day date confirmed
Vitality Blast Finals Day will return to September next summer with fans now able to enter the ballot for tickets to county cricket’s showpiece event of the season.
Edgbaston will host Vitality Blast Finals Day on Saturday 14 September with Somerset looking to defend their title after defeating Essex in the final in front of a sell-out crowd last month.
The move to September has been mad
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
ECB announces 2024 England Women's and England Men's home schedule
England Women and England Men to play concurrent white-ball series against Pakistan to open the international summer. England Women return to high-capacity venues including Edgbaston, Headingley, The Ageas Bowl, The Kia Oval and Lord’s following record ticket sales this summer. England Men host Pakistan Men in four IT20s before flying out to defend their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title in the Unit
ECB launch 'Friday Night Blast' live YouTube programme
The ECB will this week launch a new YouTube programme ‘Friday Night Blast’ to give fans even more opportunity to watch and follow all of the Vitality Blast action as the 18 counties begin the race to Finals Day.
The competition got off to a blistering start with more than 14,000 fans enjoying the first-ever Vitality Blast Off! in warm sunshine at Edgbaston on Saturday and tickets are sellin
Official Statement: Jofra Archer
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can confirm that fast bowler Jofra Archer will return from the Indian Premier League with immediate effect.
Archer has been recovering from right elbow surgery. However, pushing through the discomfort whilst recently playing, hoping it will settle, has proven challenging. Therefore, it has been agreed for him to return to the UK for a period of rest a
Lyth bowling action cleared
Adam Lyth’s suspension from bowling in competitive county cricket has been lifted after he passed an independent assessment at Loughborough University earlier this month.
The independent assessment confirmed that Lyth had remedied his bowling action within the prescribed 15 degrees of elbow extension threshold as defined in the ECB Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspect
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
Edgbaston to host Vitality Blast Off
The 2023 Vitality Blast is set to start in spectacular style with Edgbaston to host Vitality Blast Off on Saturday 20 May.
Vitality Blast Off is set to give fans their first opportunity to watch some of England’s newly-crowned men’s T20 world champions in action with a double-header that will feature Birmingham Bears against Yorkshire Vikings and Derbyshire Falcons up against la
Business of Cricket Awards showcase innovation and good practice amongst First-Class Counties
Warwickshire were the biggest winners at the Business of Cricket Awards (BOCAs) which was staged at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday 10 November.
The Edgbaston-based club claimed four of the 14 awards handed out to celebrate innovation and best practice across the First-Class Counties. Some of the awards considered the period between 2020 and 2022 after the BOCAs were unable to be staged d