Alongside the international fixtures, the ECB have announced the windows for the 2019 Women’s County Championship, County T20 Cup and Kia Super League.
The County Championship will run in a block from the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend (May 5th/ 6th), through the “other” May Bank Holiday (26th/ 27th) and finishing on June 2nd. This means that the England players should be available for most, if not all, of the County Champs, with the international window not beginning until June 6th.
The County T20 Cup will run through June – starting on the 9th and finishing on the 30th – i.e. during the international window, giving opportunities to the younger players coming through the county ranks.
(Full county fixtures are here – use Quick Search to select “2019 Season”!)
The international window finishes on July 31st, so the KSL will then run through August, with Finals Day at Hove on Sunday September 1st.
Almost sounds sensible. Mirabile dictu.
At last! As near sensible planning to incorporate international players in domestic games, as long as they are not training or resting! The opportunity for new faces to come to the fore will be provided in the T20s. Looks good?!