ECB BOARD GIVES CONDITIONAL APPROVAL TO MEN'S ASHES TOUR
The ECB has issued this statement following a meeting of the ECB Board today:
"Over recent weeks we have made excellent progress in moving forward on the England Men's Ashes Tour.
"To facilitate further progress and allow a squad to be selected, the ECB Board has met today and given its approval for the tour to go ahead. This decision is subject to several critical conditions being met befor
Dates confirmed for England Men to play the Netherlands
England Men will play the Netherlands in three one-day internationals in Amstelveen next June.
The matches will form part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League and have been rescheduled after the tour had been postponed from May this year.
1st One-Day International – Friday, 17 June, VRA Cricket Ground
2nd One-Day International – Sunday, 19 June, VRA Cricket Ground
Vitality Blast Finals Day to conclude domestic season
Domestic season to conclude with Finals Day on Saturday 3 October
Lord’s set to stage five-day Bob Willis Trophy final from Wednesday 23 September
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final set for Saturday 26 September
Three domestic trophies to be decided in final week of season
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that this summer’s shortened domestic season will culminate with Vitali
Update on cricket spectator pilots
Details have been announced of the second phase of pilots at the Kia Oval and Edgbaston next weekend to test Government guidance for crowds returning to elite sport.
The first phase of the two pilots began yesterday with up to 1,000 spectators attending the Men’s county cricket friendly between Surrey and Middlesex at the Kia Oval, with social distancing measures in place. Edgbaston will also h
Bob Willis Trophy fixtures announced; Women's 50-over domestic competition confirmed
All 18 First-Class Counties will be in action when Bob Willis Trophy starts on 1 August
A five-day final will decide the Bob Willis Trophy champions
Women’s 50-over domestic tournament to be played this summer
Vitality Blast fixtures to be announced next month
Men’s red-ball trophy set to feature design of Bob Willis painted by his wife Lauren
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has c
ECB statement: Piloting spectator events
The Government today announced that a small number of sporting events will be used to pilot the safe return of spectators through late July and early August. This includes two men's county cricket friendly matches, including Surrey v Middlesex at the Kia Oval on July 26/27.
An ECB spokesperson said: "From the outset of this crisis, we’ve worked in partnership with the UK Government on the safe
ECB Board approve increase in unqualified cricketers from 2021 men's county season
First-Class Counties can field two unqualified cricketers in the 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
The ECB's Performance Cricket Committee made recommendation to ensure strength of men’s county competitions
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has appr
Official Statement – COVID-19 Tests
The England & Wales Cricket Board can confirm that 702 COVID-19 tests were carried out between June 3 and June 23 with several stakeholder groups working at the bio-secure venues of the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford. These groups include players, support staff, match officials, ECB staff, venue staff and hotel staff.
We can confirm that all 702 tests were negative.
Andy Flower: It’s been a real privilege to be part of the England cricket set-up
The former England head coach is leaving after 12 years working with elite and emerging players. He became assistant coach in 2007, head coach in 2009 and since 2014 has been coach of the England Lions. Now he looks back at some of the highlights of his time working with elite and emerging players.
England bounce back on opening day of the Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series
England started off their Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series campaign with a victory and a loss on a high-scoring day at Barnards Green Cricket Club.
The side bounced back from losing to Pakistan by 78 runs in the opening game to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets and stay in contention to reach the Tri-Series Final on Wednesday.
Bangladesh amassed 195-4 in the second game of the day