ECB honours 20,000 volunteers through Grassroots Cricket Awards
The England and Wales Cricket Board, alongside the wider cricket community, are recognising a record-breaking 20,000 volunteers this year to celebrate the people that make our game happen.
In total, over 42,000 volunteers have helped their local clubs and communities to play more cricket and get more people involved in the game than ever before.
To showcase the outstanding work carried
Castore confirmed as Official Kit Supplier to England Cricket
Castore to be Official Kit Supplier to England Cricket The long-term partnership begins in April 2022 All of England’s national teams will wear bespoke women’s and men’s teamwear that the athletes will help to design Recycled materials to be used in the manufacture of matchday playing kits Castore is a fast-growing British organisation committed to producing premium sportswear for men and women <
England Men's 2022 home schedule announced
The England Men's international summer will start with three LV= Insurance Tests against world champions New Zealand India return for three-match Vitality IT20 Series and three-match Royal London Series England to host South Africa in a three-Test LV= Insurance Series, starting in August South Africa will play a three-match Vitality IT20 Series and three-match Royal London Series before the Test
More than 16m tune in to The Hundred as competition welcomes new fans to cricket
The Hundred has entertained and captivated millions of new and existing cricket fans – with a total of 16.1m people watching some of the action on TV alone, new figures show today.
Over 100,000 kids make 2021 a record-breaking summer of cricket
With more players, more fixtures and greater diversity than we've ever been seen before, 2021 has been a record-breaking year for cricket.
England’s Men’s tour of Bangladesh rearranged for March 2023
England’s Men’s planned tour of Bangladesh, which was due to take place in September and October 2021, will now take place in March 2023, it has been confirmed.
The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have mutually decided to reschedule the tour, which includes three One Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals.
The tour is planned to take place in the
Joint Statement: Ashes Tour planning
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) have issued a joint statement regarding the proposed Men’s Ashes tour to Australia planned for winter 2021/22.
This week, several meetings have been held between the England Men’s players, ECB and Team England Player Partnership to discuss provisional plans for the tour of Australia later in the year.
ECB and wider game celebrate Rainbow Laces
The England and Wales Cricket Board will celebrate Rainbow Laces from July 30-August 1.
INDEPENDENT COMMISSION FOR EQUITY IN CRICKET APPOINTS FOUR COMMISSIONERS AND DETERMINES SCOPE OF ITS ENQUIRY
The Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (ICEC) has now appointed four Commissioners, with expertise in cricket, equality and organisational change, to take forward its independent examination of equity in the sport.
The Commissioners are:
Zafar Ansari – a former professional cricketer who played for Surrey and England. Zafar came through the Surrey academy system representing both
Bouchier bowling action cleared
All-rounder Maia Bouchier has been cleared to resume bowling in competitive women’s cricket following an independent assessment at Loughborough University.
The independent assessment confirmed that Bouchier had remedied her 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 Bowling Ac
Rhodes to captain County Select XI against India
Young Lions head coach Richard Dawson will oversee a County Select XI to play India at the Emirates Riverside in a three-day match, starting on Tuesday 20 July.
The match will be played behind closed doors and will form part of India’s warm-up schedule ahead of the LV= Insurance Test Series.
Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad which also includes recent Test debuta
Derbyshire's two remaining Vitality Blast matches cancelled
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Derbyshire Falcons’ final two Vitality Blast group-stage matches have been cancelled.
ECB has determined that Derbyshire CCC is unable to field a team of a strength appropriate to maintain the integrity of the two matches and of the competition as a whole.
Derbyshire are adhering to Covid-19 protocols and managing a number of i
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