England’s Domestic Season to Start on August 1

England’s Domestic Season to Start on August 1

England’s Domestic Season to Start on August 1

The ECB has already given their go signal for the resumption of domestic cricket in the country on August 1. 

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is already working for the resumption of cricket in the country. After allowing the national men and women teams to push through with their rescheduled matches, the same goes for first-county cricket which just received its go signal from the board. 

With that, the ECB has approved the training of men first-class county players on or before July 1. Aside from that, a working group has also been established by the ECB to oversee all the matters which are concerned with domestic cricket. 

As per ECB CEO Tom Harrison, ‘It is a significant step for our game that we are able to approve the start of the men's domestic season for 1 August and one which will be welcomed by everyone connected with County Cricket’. 

‘It follows extensive consultation between the 18 First-Class Counties, the Professionals Cricketers' Association and ECB and has only been achievable thanks to the significant hard work that continues to occur as we prepare for a domestic season unlike any the game has faced before’, he added. 

Still, the priority of the ECB remains to be focused on maintaining the safety of their players, staff, and officials. The overall planning and preparation with regards to the resumption of the games will also be guided by the government to ensure that all safety protocols will be observed. 

The major domestic cricket events in England are the County Championships and the T20 Blast League. To learn more about the latter, check out Betwala. 

READ MORE: What is the T20 Blast League? 

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