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 IT20s Start Times Update
Please find confirmation of start times for the six Vitality IT20s against Pakistan and Australia.
England v Pakistan:
1st IT20 v Pakistan: Friday 28 August at Emirates Old Trafford (6.00pm start) - Live on Sky Sports Cricket on air at 5.30pm.
2nd IT20 v Pakistan: Sunday 30 August at Emirates Old Trafford (2.15pm start) – Live on Sky Sports Cricket on air at 1.30pm, live on BBC One on air
Ben Stokes Interview
Please find below a link to download a video interview with Durham and England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Stokes is set to become the 81st England men’s Test captain on Wednesday after it was confirmed last week that he will replace Yorkshire’s Joe Root as captain. Root, who has returned to Sheffield to be at the birth of his second child, left the secure bubble in Southampton last week. He will s
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.
Bess and Overton called up to the England Test squad
Somerset duo Bess and Overton called up as cover for South Africa Test tour;
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.