Cricket News Articles

Umpires go to Specsavers with ECB - 08 Apr 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Specsavers, who become the Official Optometry and Hearing Partner of the governing body and the principal partner of the Association of Cricket Officials, while ECB has also launched a search for cricket's 'soundtrack to the summer'.  read more

ECB appoints Gordon Hollins as COO - 31 Mar 2014

ECB has appointed Gordon Hollins, currently ECB’s managing director – Professional Game, in the new position of chief operating officer. read more

Lycamobile signs Test Match partnership - 25 Mar 2014

Lycamobile has signed new sponsorship deals to become the official mobile partner of England's Test match cricket grounds, as well as Surrey County Cricket Club. read more

ECB selects Hardys as new official wine - 24 Mar 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a new three-year partnership with Hardys, in a deal that will see the UK brand replace Laithwaite's Wine as the official wine sponsor of England cricket.  read more

Octopus Investments teams up with Generate - 11 Mar 2014

Octopus Investments, the retail fund management company, has appointed sport and entertainment agency Generate to deliver its 2014 sponsorship, PR & digital activation within T20 cricket. read more

Sky Sports Wins More Live England Cricket - 19 Feb 2014

Sky Sports has expanded its coverage of the England cricket team after confirming a new deal for two tours to Sri Lanka. read more

Sky Sports captures IPL cricket rights - 18 Feb 2014

Sky Sports has secured the TV rights to cricket's Indian Premier League in a three-year deal starting from 2015, with the deal also including mobile and internet rights. read more

ECB approves women’s team investment - 14 Feb 2014

The England women’s team and inner city areas are to benefit from investment approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board at their Board meeting this week.  read more

Paragon Appoints new Head of Cricket - 11 Feb 2014

Paragon Sports Management has announced that former Essex cricket captain Paul Prichard has joined the company as head of cricket. read more

Cricket Legends call for Test support - 17 Jan 2014

Several cricket legends from around the world have urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to persist with the World Test Championship (WTC). read more

New kit deal for ECB Coaches Association - 15 Jan 2014

The ECB Coaches Association has signed a four-year deal with Gray-Nicolls to provide branded coaching clothing and equipment to its 12,500 members. read more

ECB tenders schools programme sponsorship - 13 Jan 2014

The ECB has revealed it is offering Britain's leading companies an opportunity to shape the future of cricket in England and Wales by becoming title sponsor of the ECB's premier schools programme - Kwik Cricket. read more

MCC puts Threepipe into bat for 2014 - 12 Dec 2013

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owner of Lord's Ground, has hired Threepipe to run integrated digital marketing and PR campaigns on a range of projects for Christmas 2013 and throughout 2014. read more

ECB extends T.M. Lewin formalwear deal - 05 Dec 2013

The England & Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that T.M. Lewin has extended its current contract for a further three years, with the London-based men’s clothing brand TM Lewin set to continue as the ECB’s official formalwear supplier and licensee.  read more

Threepipe secures T20 Blast campaign brief - 04 Dec 2013

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has hired Threepipe to launch NatWest T20 Blast, the new domestic T20 competition, in 2014.  read more

Rainford-Brent joins ECB Trust - 28 Nov 2013

ECB has announced that the former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent had been appointed as a trustee of the England and Wales Cricket Board Trust. read more

ECB reveals new schedule and sponsor - 26 Nov 2013

The new Natwest T20 Blast competition will begin next May as part of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s rebranding of its Twenty20 (T20) tournament. read more

ECB expands coverage with North America deal - 20 Nov 2013

As England’s cricketers prepare to commence battle again with their Australian counterparts this evening, the ECB has announced a new four-year broadcast rights deal with sports media company Perform to deliver live and on-demand coverage of England’s home international matches to fans in North America and the Caribbean. read more

Surrey & Octopus Investments extend T20 deal - 18 Nov 2013

Surrey CCC has extended its existing partnership with Octopus Investments as the Official Sponsor of the club’s T20 matches until at least 2016. read more

Two Circles in MCC partnership - 15 Nov 2013

Two Circles, the data driven sports agency, has been appointed by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to develop and improve the Club’s customer data management. read more

ECB agrees deal with Royal London - 07 Nov 2013

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced it has finalised a four-year partnership with Royal London, the mutual life and pensions company. read more

Downton appointed ECB managing director - 17 Oct 2013

Former England wicket-keeper Paul Downton has been appointed to succeed Hugh Morris as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, who will take up his new appointment in February 2014. read more

Strongbow challenges cricketer to EARN IT - 11 Oct 2013

One amateur cricketer succeeded where many Australians failed this summer after taking on England Ashes hero Jimmy Anderson in the finale of the Strongbow 'Earn It' Challenge, which offered the chance for someone to face one over against the paceman.  read more

Hot Spot dropped for Ashes Series - 10 Oct 2013

Following a number of controversies during the recent Ashes Series in England, it has been announced that the Hot Spot will not be used in this winter's return series in Australia, after host broadcaster Channel Nine chose to drop the controversial system after concerns over its cost and reliability. read more

Strauss walks on ECB director role - 02 Oct 2013

Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has decided against a bid to become the new managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). read more

Ashes paceman expands Vitabiotics role - 18 Sep 2013

Vitamin and supplement company, Vitabiotics, has announced England cricket star James Anderson as the face of its new skincare range - Wellman Skin Technology.  read more

ECB #RISE to Ashes challenge - 06 Sep 2013

The England & Wales Cricket Board has announced the results from its recent fan engagement campaign, adding 125,000 more fans to its various communication channels and membership database, primarily through its #RISE for England activity for this summer’s Investec Ashes and Women’s Ashes Series.  read more

ECB announces India & Sri Lanka 2014 dates - 03 Sep 2013

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced the itinerary for next summer, with England set to take on India and Sri Lanka next summer. read more

ECB MD swaps England for Glamorgan - 27 Aug 2013

Hugh Morris has announced his intention to stand down as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board to take on the dual role of chief executive and director of cricket at Glamorgan County Cricket Club.  read more

ECB launches Women’s Ashes live stream - 20 Aug 2013

The ECB is streaming the Women’s Ashes NatWest ODI fixture live from Lord’s today, the first time that the governing body has streamed a non-televised fixture live on its digital platforms. read more

Prior High5 follows Ashes Series win - 14 Aug 2013

Sports nutrition brand High5 has announced a new partnership with England wicketkeeper Matt Prior, with the brand’s sports drinks, gels and bars now set to form part of the cricketer’s day-to-day training regime. read more

Captain Cook suits up with Kent & Curwen - 13 Aug 2013

Fresh off an Ashes victory, England cricket captain Alastair Cook has become the new brand ambassador for high end luxury clothing brand Kent & Curwen, after the home side wrapped up a Series win with a day to spare against Australia.  read more

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