Question and Answer : Domestic Cricket


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Q: Has the venue for the domestic 2009 Twenty20 finals day been announced yet? If not when would you expect it to be? I really enjoyed going to the Rosebowl this year and Edgbaston the year before and am keen to be there again in 2009. Thanks.

A: It will definitely be at Edgbaston in 2009, but the date and ticketing information have not been announced yet

Q: In The friends provident trophy if teams finish level on points in the group stage what decides which team qualifys for the quarter finals and i which order. Thanks

The tie-breakers for teams finishing on equal points in the same group will be:

(a) Most wins in Group Matches.

(b) When teams have both equal points and equal wins, the teams will be ordered according to which team achieved the most points in the matches played between them.

(c) If still equal, the team with the higher net run rate in the Group Matches will be placed in the higher position (see below).

(d) If still equal, the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in the Group Matches in which results were achieved, will be placed in the higher position.

(e) In the event that teams cannot be separated by (a) to (d) above, this will be done by drawing lots.

Q: What is the difference between a colpac(k) player and an 'overseas' player. Notts seemed to field a South Africa 2nd XI against Warks the other day

A: Please see our page on the Kolpak Ruling for information

Q: Hiya do most county players have a part time job in the winter and if they do how come they to it cos they should be having a rest from the season shouldnt they

A: Varies. Some play overseas, some coach at home or abroad; some work within their counties, some will take work elsewhere, depending in the nature and term of their contract

Q: hi... my name is hari raj. i reside in india. i am a cricketer. i have represented tamil nadu state in under 17 twice. i have represented indian universities last year. i am a wicket keeper batsman. i have been in the national cricket academy for training for the indian universities team. i am in the recconing of indian railways team {ranji trophy}. i wish to play for a club and bring laurels. please do needfull. with regards..... hari raj

A: Hi - please see our FAQs

Q: Dear sir , my name is Mukhtair Ahmad form pakistan . i am a student for BBA . sir i am very tailented player of our team . sir i am left handed fast bowler and right handed batsman . sir my bowlling style was chameda vass and my bating style was muhammad yousaf . sir please give me a chance for county cricket club . i am playing was under 19 cricket club for shabqadar . i am vice captain for our team . thanks

A: Hello. Sorry we can't help you individually progress your career in England - Please see our FAQs for info

Q: i live in pakistan i want paly cricket for county i am right arm fast bowler i am working hard bowl 10 overs daily i want to be best bowler so how can i play cricket in county

A: Counties sign up their own overseas players - not something ECB gets involved in. Competition is obviously very severe. If you are able to legally live and work in the UK you would be able to pursue your career as best you can in English cricket however

Q: Do you have a date for the 2008 county fixtures , when will they be published. from Ian Harris

A: We have no confirmed release date scheduled; around mid-late November

Q: Hello. My name is Arslan Shahid, 24 and I came to UK nearly two years ago and looking to stay as permanent resident as my home for rest of life. I have played one and half seasons till today with great success with Southgate CC(North London) though played school cricket for 10 years before. Club members regard me as a new talent with a similar off break action as of Jim Laker and a wristy opening batsman who played for 4XI, 3XI and now after continuous performance was selected in the same season for FIRST XI and SECOND XI teams who will be playing Middlesex Premier League in 2008 after promotions. It seems odd to do self-boasting in fans column though being a shy, quiet person but felt the right as I am a big England fan, with unlimited craze of playing cricket plus the push came from my club mates to ask for trials or a chance to show talent in any of the 18 county sides in UK before it gets too late and secondly there are no coaches in club who could put me forward to county coaches. I want to work very hard with 110% commitment not just by words by full practicality if given the chance. My questions are 1) Trials for any county (minor/competitive) by any coach who is looking forward in 2008 season and who should I contact to? 2) My qualification as to be considered as a non-overseas and for England after two years already living as ordinary resident? 3) Is there any age limits to selection in county or England level? 4) County and England Board policy towards equal opportunities regarding ordinary resident who are looking to stay as permanent resident considered as British? 5) Coach for pro training for off break bowling and opening batting? I apologize to write a long message but it will be much appreciated as it will give me a hope to analyse my future prospects.

A: Very hard for us to give career advice; it's definitely best to discuss this with your coaches at your club to see what advice they can give you, knowing your abilities better first hand. good luck!

Q: can you tell me the expected date the fixtures will be released for nexr season.

A: Hi - we don't have a confirmed release date set at present. Towards the end of Oct/early November. will flag it up as soon as known on the site