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…

Worcestershire CCC: County supports new city-based T20 competition

Worcestershire have become the latest county to back the England and Wales Cricket Board’s proposed new eight-team city-based T20 competition. County chairman Stephen Taylor revealed that they took their decision following a vote by the club’s board. Each county is guaranteed revenue of £1.3m from the competition, which is planned to get under way in…

Essex and Durham reveal opposing views on city-based T20 plans

Essex have become the second county to announce their intention to stand against a new city-based Twenty20 competition, planned for 2020. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rules need to be altered to remove the right of all 18 counties to play in the new tournament. Essex follow Middlesex in their refusal to support the…

Ashley Giles: City-based T20 is cricket's Brexit, says Bears boss

Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles says it is time to stop debating about why England’s proposed new city-based T20 competition will not work, and concentrate on making it a success. Plans for a new eight-team tournament from 2020 were announced on Monday. “I compare it to Brexit,” said Giles, who this winter rejoined his…

City-based Twenty20 moves step closer – and is 'not a gamble'

Media playback is not supported on this device English cricket’s new eight-team, city-based Twenty20 tournament moved a step closer on Monday as further details were revealed. The newly created tournament is proposed to begin in 2020. England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said it could rival the Indian Premier League and was…