Cricket News Articles

Havill appointed ECB acting chief executive - 17 Jul 2014

Brian Havill, the England and Wales Cricket Board's finance director and company secretary, has taken on the additional role of acting chief executive following the announcement that David Collier is to retire at the end of the current cricket season. read more

Kia backs England women’s cricket - 14 Jul 2014

ECB has announced a new partnership with Kia Motors, who becomes an official partner of England women’s cricket in a new two year deal - the first ever standalone commercial arrangement for the team. read more

ECB CEO announces retirement - 14 Jul 2014

David Collier has announced he will retire as the chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) at the end of the 2014 season after ten years in the role. read more

Slater & Gordon signs Alastair Cook - 10 Jul 2014

Slater & Gordon has signed a sponsorship deal with England cricket captain Alastair Cook, currently leading the national side in their test series against India, with the personal law firm’s branding to be displayed on the back of his cricket bats during all his England and Essex matches. read more

ECB checks in first official airline partner - 03 Jul 2014

ECB has announced a three year-deal with Etihad Airways which will see the carrier become England cricket’s first ever official airline. The agreement means all England national squads across men’s, women’s, age-group and disability cricket will fly with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. read more

Lord’s Taverners & BT extend partnership - 03 Jul 2014

The Lord’s Taverners, a UK-based youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced a renewal of its partnership with BT through until 2016. read more

Srinivasan ratified as new ICC chairman - 26 Jun 2014

Narayanaswami Srinivasan has been confirmed as the first chairman of the International Cricket Council, despite ongoing investigations against him, while Mustafa Kamal of Bangladesh becomes the ICC president. read more

ECB announces Patel to succeed Perera - 25 Jun 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the appointment of Sanjay Patel as its new chief sales and marketing officer.  read more

Markel Sponsors England Cricketer Robson - 20 Jun 2014

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has signed a sponsorship deal with batsman Sam Robson, who recently began his England career in the Sri Lankan Test at Lord’s. read more

Cricket community backs Cricket United - 20 Jun 2014

With just two months to go before the Kia Oval marks Cricket United Day, the charities set to benefit from the charity awareness and fundraising day – Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA Benevolent Fund – have announced plans that will see the 2014 event previewed live in a series of discussions on Sky Sports during the England v Sri Lanka… read more

Caribbean Premier League hits 200m crowd - 19 Jun 2014

Coverage of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League will be available to over 200 million people across the world, organisers have revealed, ahead of the T20 competition in Grenada on 11th July. read more

Headingley to undergo major revamp - 10 Jun 2014

Headingley is set to go under a major renovation project following plans announces by Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The project will see the stadium capacity increased from 17,000 to 20,000 and floodlights installed.  read more

BT Sport secures Caribbean T20 rights - 03 Jun 2014

BT Sport has secured the UK and Irish broadcast rights to the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament for the next two seasons, which will see former England international Kevin Pietersen team up with the likes of Chris Gayle throughout the summer. read more

ECB prepares for T20 Blast Off - 16 May 2014

The ECB’s revamped NatWest T20 Blast competition begins tonight, with 70% of matches this season to be played on Friday nights in a new look schedule for the tournament.  read more

ECB announces Harrogate Spring deal - 13 May 2014

Harrogate Spring has agreed a new deal with the ECB to become the Official Water of England Cricket for the next year, following an unveiling at Lords Cricket Club with former England fast bowler Darren Gough and MD of the water brand, James Cain. read more

Royal London in One-Day Cricket Sponsorship - 07 May 2014

Royal London, the life and pensions company, has launched its title sponsorship of one-day cricket at international, county and recreational levels. The launch event, held at London’s Royal Opera House, was attended by some of English cricket’s top players including Stuart Broad, Ben Stokes, Charlotte Edwards and Wayne Madsen. read more

Cook launches Waitrose cricket sponsorship - 02 May 2014

England captain Alastair Cook and newly appointed head coach Peter Moores officially launched Waitrose’ sponsorship of the England cricket teams, with the aim of building engagement with the brand at a local level. read more

ECB & News UK agree clip rights deal - 28 Apr 2014

ECB has announced a new commercial partnership with News UK which will enable the company to show near live video clips of England’s international matches across all digital platforms. read more

ECB calls on fans to choose summer sounds - 24 Apr 2014

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is asking cricket fans across the country to vote for their favourite songs in its search to create cricket’s soundtrack to the summer. read more

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

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