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Q When will dates for a future England tour be announced?

A There is no pre-scheduled date for the announcement of tour itineraries. All tour schedules are released once they have been confirmed with the home Board - but we are unable to say in advance when that will be. We confirm and post ticket information for home and away series as soon as it is available too. Please see here for information on the ICC Future Tours Programme with outline details of England tours abroad and series at home up to 2020

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Q What is ECB doing to stamp out ticket touting?

A The ECB is against ticket touting, and is committed to eradicating ticket touting wherever possible. The ECB monitors online auction and ticket re-sale sites, and will cancel tickets in breach of terms and conditions: i.e. tickets that are sold on above face value are in breach of ticket conditions, and may be cancelled – leading to refused entry into the ground. If you are unable to attend the match, you may pass your ticket on at the face value only to a friend or family member. Any other enquiries regarding transferring tickets must be directed to the host venue. See our ticketing section for more information.

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Q Where are England touring in future years, and who is touring here?

A You can find details of all England's forthcoming tours in our future tours section - and also a list of the future tourists to England.

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Q Our club are a non first class cricket club looking at bringing in an overseas player but do not understand the correct process to follow. What info can you point us to?

A Please see here for all the info you need and further contacts

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Q Can you send us some team sheets for use in club cricket, or can we get themselves ourselves online?

A These are now available to download here on ecb.co.uk - or can be got from your local County Board see ECB Team Sheet cards to download for further details.

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Q What are the numbers featured on the England players' shirts below the three lions emblem - what do they signify and where can I find a list?

A Please see the player numbers page - they represent the order in which they made their debut for England in Tests or ODIs

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Q How do I watch video coverage of England internationals?

A Go to our ECB Video site for highlights of all Investec Tests, NatWest T20s, and Royal London ODIs. We have LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup match highlights too. We produce match highlights of every home England Women's international Test, ODI and T20, and England Lions game.

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Q I want to come and play cricket for a club in England. Can ECB help me?

A ECB can't provide any direct help on that front. Under the government's new Points Based Managed Migration system, cricket clubs now need to obtain a sponsor licence from the UK Borders Agency in order to bring cricketers and coaches from outside the EU into the country. If you're able to come and legally live/work in the UK then you would be free to play cricket at whatever level best suits. To get more info on immigration/visa issues please see the UK Borders Agency website. If you are settled in England or Wales you can make direct contact with your local Cricket Development Managers who would be able to help you locate a club in your area.

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Q I am interested in sponsorship and commercial opportunities with the ECB, who should I contact in order to pursue this?

A Please contact the ECB Commercial Department on +44 (0)20 7432 1200

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Q How do I buy tickets for England matches?

A Tickets are sold directly by the individual venues staging the matches. Please go to our tickets information page for details and contacts.

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Q How can I receive ECB press releases?

A If you represent a media organisation or are a recognised cricket journalist, to be added to the ECB press release mailing list, simply send an e-mail request through to help@ecb.co.uk with your full details.

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Q I am interested in becoming a cricket coach and would like further information on the courses and qualifications available?

A Please see our coaching section for further details and contacts.

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Q I want to start playing cricket - who can help me?

A If you vist our Get Into Cricket section you can find lots of useful information and links to detailed pages on the various forms of cricket you could play

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Q I am a student doing a project on cricket, sport sponsorship, sport funding or similar issues - and wonder if the ECB has any information it can send me?

A Unfortunately, ECB does not have any specific information available to supply to students - and we may not be able to respond to your request individually. However, there is a lot of information on this website that should be able to help you.

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Q Given that the organisation is the England & Wales Cricket Board, why is it referred to as the ECB and not EWCB?

A That was a decision taken in the run-up to the launch of ECB at the start of January 1997 by those from within the game given the task of overseeing the transition from the previous bodies from which ECB was formed

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Q What do the three lions stand for on the England kit?

A The three lions are a heraldic symbol for England, believed to date back to at least Richard the Lionheart (c.1200). The symbol has appeared on the royal arms of every English monarch since Richard the Lionheart, and is now accepted as the traditional representation of England. So it's not just on the ECB's logo and the badge that the England team wear that you'll find them.

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Q Can you get me some signed England memorabilia please for a special occasion?

A We have a limited supply of signed England bats and other memorabilia every year, which are used for charitable purposes (please see below). We are not able to supply signed memorabilia for members of the public for general collections, or weddings or birthdays.

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Q Can ECB help with fundraising for charity?

A ECB will consider written submission requests for fundraising and/or charitable help - please write to the ECB at the following address:

Monica Dann
The England and Wales Cricket Board
Lord's Cricket Ground
London NW8 8QZ

We will only consider written postal submissions for assistance that include:

  • Details of relevant charity or charities with letter from charity confirming they are raising funds for the charity if applicable
  • Date and details of the event
  • Your postal address for return correspondence