All other rules, published in December 2018, below, remain in
place for the forthcoming season. These rules allow some overseas cricketers
to be eligible to play for England after living in the country for three years
Have British citizenship and
- Have either been born in England/Wales, or have three years' residence (a total of 210 days/year April-March) and
- Have not played as a local player in professional, international or domestic cricket in a full member country within the past three years.
Under the previous rules a player would have been ineligible for a
longer period; 4 or 7 years.
is essential for clubs to comply with the published Visa policy and clubs
receiving non-EEA migrants must abide by these rules.
The policy is written for all sports. It is not cricket
For ECB Competitions in 2020:
ECB Premier League, ECB National Club
Championship and National Club T20 players, without three years residency, having remained for a total of 210 days/year April- March, that entered the UK between April 2018 and March 2019, will remain eligible to play providing they have not played as a local player in professional, international or domestic cricket in a full member country within the past three years.
For the 2021 season Category 3E eligibility, as described above, will be closed.
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