Important Update - Overseas Players & Managed Migration
For the 2020 season one small
amendment has been made to the Tier 5 ‘Coach Only’ category. The
amendment is on the ECB website under Additional Information - 'Home Office
Overview', which can be found on the following page:
for Tier 5 'Coach Only' amendment
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 providing they;
Under the previous rules a
player would have been ineligible for a longer period; 4 or 7 years.
Questions on Governing Body Endorsements/Visas/Immigration queries to be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions on Player Eligibility to be directed to email@example.com.
- Have British citizenship and have either been born in
England/Wales, or have three years' residence (a total of 210 days/year
- Have not played as a local player in professional,
international or domestic cricket in a full member country within the past
It 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
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.
If you have any questions on
the above, click here