With the creation of the Sports Council (government body responsible for sport control in Britain) and the possibility of obtaining government support for cricket, the MCC was asked to create a governing body for sport on the general model accepted by other sports in Britain. The Cricket Council, consisting of the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), the National Cricket Association (NCA) and the MCC, is the result of these efforts. The TCCB, which merged the County Cricket Advisory Committee and the Home Testing Board, was responsible for all first class crickets and minor counties in England and touring abroad. The NCA consisted of representatives from clubs, schools, armed forces cricket, referees and the Women’s Cricket Association. In 1997 there was reorganization and the TCCB, NCA and Cricket Council were all attached to the England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB).
The Cricket Council of England and Wales (BCE) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. It was created on January 1, 1997 and combines the roles of the county council and the county cricket board, the National Cricket Association and the Cricket Council. Like many bodies that govern sports in the United Kingdom, it is a limited liability company, a legal status that allows you to focus on maximizing sport funding rather than the profitability of your activities. Investors The ECB headquarters is in Lord’s in London. Although the organization is England and Wales, the Cricket Board is known as the ECB and not the EWCB due to a decision made in the period prior to the launch of the ECB in January 1997 by the members of the game to which the task was entrusted to monitor the transition of the previous bodies from which the ECB was formed. The origins of the game of cricket are lost in the fog of time. In the accounts of the home of Edward I in 1300, reference is made to a game like cricket played in Kent. It seems obvious that the game comes from the southeast, where cattle are raised, where the short grass from the shallow waters has thrown a ball of wool or cloth over a target. This goal was usually the gate of the sheep that grazed wicket, which fought back with a bat in the shape of a shepherd’s stick. In the seventeenth century, the game was very popular as a rural pastime, but in the next century, leisure classes took over, especially in Sussex, Kent and London. We know that organized party took place in the artillery compound, Finsbury, London, in 1730. In the second half of the eighteenth century, cricket is practiced at all levels of society, communal fields to rich areas. However, the game lacked a consistent set of rules. The countries in the first and most influential cricket club was formed in Hambledon, Hampshire, in the 1760s the club was sponsored by wealthy clients, but the players were local merchants and farmers. The Hambledon club has established hitting techniques and bowling is still valid today. Hambledon claims a page in history books as the “birthplace of cricket.”The center of power in the game soon moved to London, including the creation of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), whose headquarters are located on Lord’s floor. In 1835, the MCC gave cricket its first official laws that are still largely intact. Public schools such as Eton, Harrow and Winchester have strongly encouraged cricket. The sport has proved to be so popular among wealthy students an annual game entitled The “gentlemen” amateur colleges and universities played their semi-professional counterparts. The main cricket matches can last up to 5 days, and each team has two “tickets” or tickets. A recent alternative to longer matches are “limited” matches. These events can last between 3 and 5 relatively short hours during a day. The game of cricket is now played all over the world and, despite the success from time to time, it is fair to say that the true power of the game was transferred from England to nations like South Africa, Australia, India, Pakistan and the West Indies. In England, the main focus of the game is the county championships, with four-day and one-day competitions held simultaneously during the summer months. But traditional village cricket is still practiced in cities and towns in the United Kingdom.
Eoin Morgan (Capt)