Essex District Cricket Boards News
It is advisable that all member clubs of league read the following, especially the final section: Sanctions and Penalties
All non EEA citizens will require prior permission (a visa) to come to the UK to participate in sport if they do not hold:
- British passport (or is a spouse/ dependant of)
- European passport (or is a spouse/ dependant of)
- Ancestral visa
Most common visa types within Cricket are:
- Tier 5 Creative & Sporting
- Standard Visitor Visa
- Non Visa Nationals (not an actual visa)
- Tier 5 Youth Mobility
- Tier 4 (Student)
The ECB are not registered immigration officials and cannot offer definitive advice. Our understanding of the immigration rules for each visa is:
The ECB has recently announced new helmet safety measures, which are being introduced with a view to reducing the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. The purpose of this brief note is to assist Leagues and Clubs at the recreational level to understand the key elements of these changes and what they mean.
For all clubs that play League Cricket, whether you run a Junior Set Up or not, must have a qualified Child Welfare Officer (CWO). Part of the process is to attend one of the CWO courses and again must be renewed every 3 years.