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Grassroots cricket gets welcome boost

Grassroots cricket gets welcome boost

The ECB has announced that it will exceed the government’s voluntary target for spending on grassroots development.

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Amendment to England qualification rules

Amendment to England qualification rules

The ECB has announced that the regulations defining qualification for England male cricketers have been amended with immediate effect.

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Carberry and Patel lend Lions Test experience

Carberry and Patel lend Lions Test experience

Michael Carberry and Samit Patel are the Test-capped players among a 12-man England Lions squad to face West Indies at Northampton. The only member of the party uncapped at England Lions level is Matt Coles.

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Ramprakash penalised

Ramprakash penalised

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakash has received a penalty under its discipline code.

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Fairbrother to open Irlam pavilion

Fairbrother to open Irlam pavilion

Former England and Lancashire batsman Neil Fairbrother will open Irlam Steel Recreation and Social Club’s new £450,000 pavilion on Friday 20 April.

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England player availability

England player availability

England management have determined the availability of centrally and incrementally contracted players as well as those without a contract who have recently returned from Sri Lanka, ahead of first Test versus West Indies.

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Broad out for three more weeks

Broad out for three more weeks

Stuart Broad has been ruled out of all cricket for three further weeks, including the current Indian Premier League, in order to continue his rehabilitation from a right calf strain sustained during England’s recent tour of Sri Lanka.

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Five new faces in EPS

Five new faces in EPS

The ECB has announced a 26-man England Performance Squad for the 2012 international summer season. Five players - Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Danny Briggs, Stuart Meaker and Ben Stokes - are included for the first time.

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Westfield and Kaneria to face disciplinary panel

Westfield and Kaneria to face disciplinary panel

Mervyn Westfield and Danish Kaneria have been notified that an ECB disciplinary panel hearing will take place at which charges will be heard relating to their alleged breaches of the ECB’s anti-corruption directives.

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Rainford-Brent retires from internationals

Rainford-Brent retires from internationals

England women’s cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent has announced her retirement from international cricket. She played in 22 one-day and seven Twenty20 internationals, having made her debut in 2007.

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