The Working Group that has been assembled to give fresh thought to the men’s county cricket playing programme from 2020 will hold its first meeting today (May 16).

Four key areas have initially been identified for review, under the chairmanship of Wasim Khan, the Leicestershire chief executive:

1) The structure of the County Championship;

2) The format of county cricket played during the period of the new competition in July and August;

3) The volume of Vitality Blast games each summer, from 2020;

4) The participation of the Minor Counties in the One-Day Competition.

The Working Group will not be considering the new competition itself.

Wasim Khan will be available to provide further details in an informal media briefing on Saturday May 19 at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, during the morning session of Leicestershire’s tour match against Pakistan.

Working Group:

Wasim Khan – CEO Leicestershire CCC, Chair

Derek Bowden – CEO, Essex CCC

Hugh Morris – CEO and Director of Cricket, Glamorgan CCC

Andrew Strauss (ECB) – Director, England Cricket

Martyn Moxon – Director of Cricket, Yorkshire CCC

Keith Greenfield – Director of Cricket, Sussex CCC

Ashley Giles – Sport Director, Warwickshire CCC

John Carr (ECB) – Director, England Cricket Operations

Alan Fordham (ECB) – Head of Cricket Operations (First Class)

Mark Wallace – PCA Personal Development and Welfare Officer (and former chairman)

Ian Thomas, PCA Director of Development and Welfare

If you’re likely to attend Saturday’s briefing, or for further details, please contact Andy Wilson, County Cricket Media Editor (details below).