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Media accreditation

The application process for ECB Media Accreditation for the 2017 Domestic and International cricket season in England and Wales is now open. Please read the following instructions carefully as they are different from last season.

HOW TO APPLY

Please follow this link to access the media portal: CLICK HERE  (PLEASE USE A COMPUTER TO ACCESS THE MEDIA PORTAL) 

We have a new accreditation portal for 2017, therefore you will need to create a new account by clicking ‘Create Media Account’ when you begin the process. Your old username and password from 2016 and earlier will not work.

Before applying please ensure that you have your passport, driving licence or national ID and suitable headshot photo.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the ECB Accreditation Terms and Conditions, News Access Code and ECB Media Accreditation Application Guidelines, before proceeding to the online application system.

Important Information

ECB season accreditation 2017 will grant access to:

  • Specsavers County Championship fixtures
  • Royal London One-Day Cup
  • NatWest t20 Blast 
  • Kia Super League
  • International Tour Matches
  • England Men’s U19 Matches
  • England Men’s Lions Matches

Your ECB season accreditation 2017 will grant access to the below matches, IF your match specific application has been approved via the ‘MY EVENTS’ page on the portal:

  • Investec Test Series 2017
  • Royal London One-Day Internationals 2017
  • NatWest t20 Internationals 2017
  • Royal London One-Day Cup Final 2017
  • NatWest t20 Blast Finals Day 2017
  • Kia Super League Finals Day 2017
  1. Deadlines

Monday 6th MarchMedia Accreditation Early Season Deadline – Applications submitted before this date that are subsequently approved will be processed and passes posted to applicants home address in time for the start of the domestic season. We strongly advise that all media applications are made prior to the 6th March 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.

Visiting International Media – Passes will be available for collection at the ECB offices at Lord’s Cricket Ground or at the venue before the start of the match. Please contact accreditation@ecb.co.uk to confirm collection once approved.

  1. International & Domestic Finals Match Selection: Opening & Closing Dates

Unlike previous seasons, match selections will be staggered in blocks throughout the season and will be available to book via the portal from certain dates (see below) and will close 7 days before the block deadline, in order to give the ECB Media Operations team the most accurate, up-to-date attendance. An email will be sent prior to each of these blocks opening and closing.

You may change your selection at any time up to 7 days before the block deadline. Please find the dates when matches will be available to book below: 

FIXTURE BLOCK 1 – Opens 3rd March 2017

England v Ireland, Friday 5 May - 1st Royal London ODI, Brightside Ground, Bristol.

England v Ireland, Sunday 7 May - 2nd Royal London ODI, Lord’s Cricket Ground

England v South Africa, Wednesday 24 May - 1st Royal London ODI (D/N), Headingley  

England v South Africa, Saturday 27 May - 2nd Royal London ODI, Ageas Bowl

England v South Africa, Monday 29 May - 3rd Royal London ODI, Lord’s Cricket Ground

FIXTURE BLOCK 2 - Opens 21st May 2017

England v South Africa, Wednesday 21 June - 1st NatWest IT20, Ageas Bowl

England v South Africa, Friday 23 June - 2nd NatWest IT20, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

England v South Africa, Sunday 25 June - 3rd NatWest IT20, SSE SWALEC, Cardiff

Royal London One-Day Cup Final, Saturday 1st July, Lord’s Cricket Ground 

England v South Africa, Thursday 6 July - 1st Investec Test, Lord’s Cricket Ground

England v South Africa, Friday 14 July - 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, Thursday 27 July - 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

England v South Africa, Friday 4 August - 4th Investec Test, Emirates Old Trafford

FIXTURE BLOCK 3 - Opens 28th July 2017

England v West Indies, Thursday 17 August - 1st Investec Test (D/N), Edgbaston

England v West Indies, Friday 25 August - 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Kia Super League Final, 1st September - Final (NO DEADLINE)

NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day, Saturday 2 September, Edgbaston (applications for this specific match closes 28th August, after the quarter-finals)

England v West Indies, Thursday 7 September - 3rd Investec Test, Lord’s Cricket Ground

FIXTURE BLOCK 4 - Opens 25th August 2017 / Closes 9th September 2017

England v West Indies, Saturday 16 September - NatWest IT20 (f), Emirates Riverside

England v West Indies, Tuesday 19 September - 1st Royal London ODI (D/N), Emirates Old Trafford

England v West Indies, Thursday 21 September - 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N), Trent Bridge

England v West Indies, Sunday 24 September - 3rd Royal London ODI, Brightside Ground, Bristol

England v West Indies, Wednesday 27 September - 4th Royal London ODI (D/N), Kia Oval

England v West Indies, Friday 29 September - 5th Royal London ODI (D/N), Ageas Bowl

International Tour Matches

Please contact the Media Manager at each of the venues to confirm your attendance: 

Derbyshire: Chris Airey (chris.airey@derbyshireccc.com)

Essex: Alistair Cliffe (alastair.cliffe@essexcricket.org.uk)

Kent: Thomas Brown (thomas.brown@kent@ecb.co.uk)

Leicestershire: Dan Nice (dannice@leicestershireccc.co.uk)

Northamptonshire: Ellie Emerson (ellie.emerson@nccc.co.uk)

Sussex: Adam Matthews (adam.matthews@sussexcricket.co.uk)

If you are not able to make a match you are confirmed to attend, you must email accreditation@ecb.co.uk at least two days prior to the beginning of the match.

Please Note: 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 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.

Should you experience any problems with your application or have any queries regarding ECB Media Accreditation, please email the ECB Media Operations Team at accreditation@ecb.co.uk.

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