The application process for ECB Media Accreditation for the 2016 domestic and international cricket season in England and Wales is now open.
How to apply:
All applications must be made through the ECB’s online application website at accred.ecb.co.uk.
Prior to submitting an application, please carefully read the following documents:
1. ECB Media Accreditation 2016 – Application Guidelines and How to Apply – Outlines the qualification criteria, deadlines, how to register and submit an application, and details of the approval process: 2016 Media Accreditation – Application Guidelines and How to Apply (PDF)
2. ECB Accreditation 2016 – Terms and Conditions – By submitting an application, all applicants agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions: 2016 Accreditation Terms and Conditions (PDF)
3. ECB News Access Code 2016 – All applicants from TV and radio broadcasters should ensure they are aware of the News Access Code before submitting an application: 2016 News Access Code (PDF)
Previous applicants from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 can use the same username (email address) and password to login to the online system. Login credentials can be changed after login by clicking on the ‘Your Account’ tab.
All applicants are reminded that it is imperative that registrations are made with the applicant’s individual email address and not that of the sports desk/assignments administrator/editor or a generic company email address as important information regarding media attendance at matches will be sent to this registration address throughout the season.
Any queries regarding ECB Media Accreditation should be directed to the ECB Accreditation Team via email to email@example.com.
22 February – Early Season Deadline – Applications submitted before this date that are subsequently approved will be processed and passes posted to applicants in time for the start of the domestic season.
We strongly advise that all media applications are made prior to the 22 February deadline to allow for adequate processing time.
Applications received after this date will be administered on a rolling process through the season, however successful applicants may not receive their passes in time for the start of the domestic season.
The ECB Accreditation Application Website will close for two weeks following this deadline.
4 April – England v Sri Lanka Deadline – All applications to attend England’s international matches against Sri Lanka are required to apply to the ECB prior to this date in order to allow sufficient time for processing of the application.
27 May – England Women v Pakistan Women Deadline – All applications to attend England Women’s international matches against Pakistan Women are required to apply to the ECB prior to this date in order to allow sufficient time for processing of the application.
30 May – England v Pakistan Deadline – All applications to attend England’s international matches against Pakistan are required to apply to the ECB prior to this date in order to allow sufficient time for processing of the application.
2 September – Final Deadline – All applications for season passes must be submitted by this date. Passes for successful applicants will be posted out as soon as practicably possible.
ECB Media Accreditation is intended for media wishing to attend domestic matches at Venues in multiple Counties and for all planned attendance at men’s and women's international matches and the domestic finals. Media who only require access to Venues within a single County or limited access to selected domestic games through the season are required to apply to the respective County for a County-specific accreditation or match passes/tickets as and when required.