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
Men's High Performance Review publishes final report
Final report features 17 recommendations to enable sustained success for England men’s teams and a thriving domestic game ECB Board and Executive endorse all recommendations in final report 15 of the 17 recommendations fall to the ECB to implement Decisions over proposals for changes to the men’s domestic competitions and schedule will be for the First-Class Counties to decide upon Review recomme
ECB to celebrate Rainbow Laces
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign across 25 August-28 August.
It is the fifth time the game has come together to celebrate and encourage LGBTQ+ participation in cricket. The campaign will run across Royal London Cup quarter-finals, The Hundred and – and for the first time – the England Men’s LV= Insurance Test match against South Afr
Essex CCC charged with breach of ECB Directive
Essex County Cricket Club (Essex CCC) has today been charged in relation to an alleged racist comment made in 2017 at an Essex CCC Executive Board meeting, and the subsequent failure by Essex CCC to conduct an appropriate, or any, investigation into the alleged racist comment.
The club has been charged with a breach of ECB Directive 3.3 which reads as follows:
"No Participant may conduct the
ECB announce 2022 domestic fixtures
LV= Insurance County Championship returns to two divisions with the opening round starting on April 7 There will be five LV= Insurance County Championship rounds in June and July Women’s regional summer begins with the Charlotte Edwards Cup from May 14 Lord’s to host Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final on Sunday, September 25 Royal London Cup final returns to a Saturday at Trent Bridge Vitality Bla
Entries open for ECB Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards
The England and Wales Cricket Board, in association with the Cricket Writers’ Club, are welcoming entries for the 11th Domestic Cricket Journalism Awards.
The awards are presented across five categories and are judged by a panel of highly-respected journalists and broadcasters from across the world.
The closing date for entries is Sunday, 13 February 2022. Entries are to be sent via emai
CRICKET UNITES TO ACT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
Following an all-game meeting at The Kia Oval, cricket today committed to taking wide-ranging action to tackle discrimination and promote inclusion and diversity at all levels.
The ECB, the MCC, the PCA, NCCA and the First Class and Recreational County Cricket network met in the wake of recent revelations about discrimination in the game.
They have committed to tangible action and discus
Issued on behalf of England Men’s Test Captain, Joe Root
In my capacity as England captain and as a senior player at Yorkshire, I feel compelled to address the current situation that has consumed the sport and YCCC.
I just want the sport to be a place where everyone is enjoying it for the beautiful game it is and feels equal and safe. It hurts knowing this has happened at YCCC so close to home. It’s my club that I care passionat
LV= Insurance County Championship returns to two divisions in 2022
The ECB has confirmed that the LV= Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions from next summer following a vote by the First-Class Counties This decision follows discussions between ECB and First-Class Counties to determine how and when a return to two divisions could be achieved 10 counties will compete in Division One and eight in Division Two with a two-up, two-down promotion-
Bob Willis Trophy to support Alzheimer’s Society’s Sport United Against Dementia
Third Day of Bob Willis Trophy final to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Society The charity’s Sport United Against Dementia campaign is working with major UK sports to create real and lasting change for those affected by dementia Anyone who needs dementia support can call Alzheimer’s Society’s support line on 0333 150 3456 To donate to Alzheimer’s Society, Text UNITE2 to donate £10
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