Tag Archives: ECB

Joe Root predicts pay reduction talks for centrally contracted England players | Sport

Joe Root expects talks over a possible pay cut for England’s centrally contracted players may be on the horizon, even if this is not a feature of cricket’s upcoming rescue package. The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to announce measures designed to ease cash-flow problems for the 18 …

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Covid-19 checkpoints a possibility as ECB considers staging internationals | Sport

Steve Elworthy

Coronavirus testing checkpoints and isolation units could become features at grounds around the country this summer as English cricket explores the possibility of staging major matches behind closed doors. As things stand there will be no professional cricket in the UK before 28 May at the earliest, and the England …

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Cricket could use its enforced pause to find a way forward | Vic Marks | Sport

Essex Eagles lift the T20 Blast trophy last year

September 2019. Was there ever a better time to be a professional cricketer in England? The game was buzzing after the country’s World Cup victory, another preposterous win at Headingley against Australia and a massive television deal done and dusted (even though some of us were wary of the contents). …

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No cricket until 28 May as ECB battles to save season and keep Tests alive | Sport

The England and Wales Cricket Board has written off the first seven weeks of the season with no professional cricket to be staged before 28 May. Announcing the decision on Friday evening, the ECB said it was now working through three possible schedules for starts in June, July or August …

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Counties hope 2020 cricket season can still take place despite disruption | Sport

The 18 first-class counties are awaiting guidance from the England and Wales Cricket Board amid cautious optimism the 2020 season may yet be salvaged. There is a widespread acceptance that a delayed start to the County Championship is inevitable given the social distancing measures in place across the UK, with …

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How will club cricket survive the coronavirus crisis? | Barney Ronay | Sport

Players line up for official launch of the Hundred last October. The new competition, expensively assembled for this summer, is surely in danger of cancellation amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The doomsday clock ticked a little closer to midnight for cricket’s summer of 2020 when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday that all recreational cricket should be suspended indefinitely. A letter from the chief executive, Tom Harrison, to county boards, clubs and leagues said the decision was …

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Busy cricketing calendar leaves ECB with limited space for rescheduling | Sport

Briefly there was the possibility England’s cricketers may provide a semblance of normality given Sri Lanka has so far managed to avoid having many coronavirus cases. In such extraordinary times there just might have been the reassurance of waking up in the morning to news of an England batting collapse …

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ECB insists England’s Sri Lanka series is on as virus crisis worsens | Sport

The England and Wales Cricket Board issued a statement on Thursday evening insisting the two-Test series against Sri Lanka that begins on 19 March remains on, but also urged travelling supporters due to arrive in the coming days to keep up to date with the latest government advice. A spokesperson …

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Men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred to have equal prize money | Sport

A £600,000 total prize pool will be split evenly between the men’s and women’s competitions in the Hundred this summer. The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that both competitions will be worth £300,000 in prize money, with the winning men’s and women’s teams earning £150,000 each, the runners-up …

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