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Amendment to England qualification rules

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

The key provisions are as follows:

  • All players who are already qualified for England will remain so - provided they continue to meet the existing regulations.
  • All players who begin residence in England or Wales before their 18th birthday will need to complete a residence period of four consecutive years.
  • Players who begin residence in England or Wales after their 18th birthday will need to complete a residence period of seven consecutive years. *

* At the ECB’s discretion, this provision can be reduced to four years for those players who have come to England and Wales from non-ICC full member countries or commenced residency in England and Wales before April 25 2012.

The full details of the new regulations are available at: www.ecb.co.uk/first-class-regulations-and-playing-conditions-2012