City-based Twenty20 tournament featuring eight teams gets approval for 2020

A new city-based eight-team Twenty20 tournament has been given the go-ahead to start in 2020. The proposals were approved by 38 of the 41 England and Wales Cricket Board members, with 15 first-class counties in support of the competition. Essex and Middlesex were the only two counties to vote against the proposals, while Kent abstained…

Cricket to introduce sendings-off & bat restrictions after MCC approval

Cricket will introduce sendings-off, award penalty runs for poor behaviour and limit bat sizes after lawmakers the MCC approved the changes. Player offences will be measured across four levels and punishments range from giving away five runs to being dismissed temporarily or permanently. Batsmen will also now not be run out if their bat loses…