The ECB has announced this morning that it has bowed to pressure and will permit contracted England players to remain in Australia for the full duration of the WBBL, allowing them to participate in the final… if of course, their team makes it that far in the franchise competition!

The ECB had been reluctant to sanction this, because England’s tour to South Africa follows so hot on the heels of the WBBL; but after petitioning from Cricket Australia and the players themselves they have given way.

Now, instead of coming home to England, the 7 WBBL players – Charlotte Edwards and Katherine Brunt (Perth Scorchers), Heather Knight (Hobart Hurricanes), Kate Cross and Lauren Winfield (Brisbane Heat), Sarah Taylor (Adelaide Strikers) and Danielle Wyatt (Melbourne Renegades) – will fly directly to South Africa, where the ECB has arranged a pre-tour training camp for the entire England squad at the High Performance Institute of Sport in Potchefstroom.

This is good news all-round and CRICKETher commends all parties involved for getting around the table and thrashing out a solution that works for the good of the game, the fans and the England team too.

2 thoughts on “BREAKING: ECB Cave On WBBL Final

  1. A big thumbs up for the ECB on this one. This decision is good for cricket, good for the players and good for ECB (who really would have looked, well crap, if they had stuck to their original position).


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