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The Hundred: ECB receives £400m private equity bid for flagship competition | Cricket News

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has received a £400m private equity approach that would see it relinquish majority ownership of The Hundred while raising funds to inject into the sport’s cash-strapped counties. Sky News has learnt that the governing body has in recent weeks been handed an offer from Bridgepoint Group, the London-listed … Read more

England T20 World Cup star Alex Hales reprimanded by the ECB over historic ‘blackface’ photo

England T20 World Cup star Alex Hales reprimanded by the ECB over historic ‘blackface’ photo after an image of him at a 2009 fancy dress party dressed as rapper Tupac Shakur surfaced last year By Richard Gibson For Mailonline Published: 16:39 GMT, 16 November 2022 | Updated: 16:39 GMT, 16 November 2022 England’s T20 World … Read more

Yorkshire and seven individuals charged by ECB after investigation into racism and other allegations | Cricket News

“I welcome today’s announcement by the ECB and hope we can move to the hearing quickly,” Azeem Rafiq has issued a statement after Yorkshire CCC and seven individuals are charged following allegations of racism at Yorkshire Last Updated: 15/06/22 2:32pm The ECB investigated allegations of racism at Yorkshire CCC Yorkshire CCC and seven individuals have … Read more

Nujum Sports, ECB agree partnership to support Muslim inclusion in cricket | Cricket News

Last Updated: 14/06/22 9:21am Nujum Sports and the ECB have announced a formal partnership which will develop and guide Muslim inclusion in cricket, through training, education and practical guidance. Nujum Sports aims to promote a culture of educational excellence for Muslim athletes. It supports sports clubs, local and national organisations, and national sporting bodies through … Read more

Sir Dave Brailsford and Dan Ashworth part of ECB cricket review as England look to become ‘best side in all formats’ within five years | Cricket News

Sir Andrew Strauss, who is leading the ECB review, wants England to become the best side in the world across all formats within five years, says domestic structure will be looked at but there are no “hidden agendas” or a “pre-built solution” to England’s recent Test struggles Last Updated: 25/05/22 6:31pm Si Dave Brailsford is … Read more

ECB chief Christine Lagarde: Crypto is ‘worth nothing’

The European Central Bank is exploring whether to issue its own digital alternative to cash. Olivier Matthys | AFP | Getty Images European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde thinks cryptocurrencies aren’t worth a dime. “My very humble assessment is that it is worth nothing,” Lagarde said of crypto in an interview with Dutch talk show … Read more

Tom Harrison ‘is stepping down as ECB chief executive’

BREAKING NEWS: Tom Harrison steps down as ECB chief executive as English cricket’s period of upheaval continues… with Clare Connor replacing him on an interim basis By Jack Bezants for MailOnline Published: 09:40 BST, 17 May 2022 | Updated: 10:03 BST, 17 May 2022 English cricket’s period of upheaval continued with a shock twist on … Read more

ECB chief Rob Key refuses to put a timeframe on how long Ben Stokes will be England captain

Rob Key has refused to put a shelf life on the Test captaincy of Ben Stokes. Recent predecessors Joe Root, Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss held the post for between four and five years but new ECB director of men’s cricket Key does not want to place any expectation on England’s 81st permanent captain. ‘It … Read more