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Player Registration – Update

A number of clubs have queried the player registration league rules. For the benefit of the member clubs, the list below should help club register players that qualify to play in the league and avoid risk losing points and a financial fine

YesNoPlayer Circumstances
x imageAny person(s) who has played men’s and women’s first class cricket within the last five years of application will be classed as a professional & shall not be eligible to register with any member club which shall include the following:
– T20 internationals
– One Day Internationals
– Test Matches
– T20 Competition (eg T20 Blast, Big Bash, IPL, PSL, CPL, BPL, SA20 and other Franchise T20 league managed by any country cricket board)
– 4 day matches or other matches classed as First Class
– First Class One Day matches
– The Hundred
x imageAny domestic (UK) first class cricketer who has played 4 or more first class games will not be allowed to register with a member club and includes:
– Domestic First Class One Day matches
– Domestic 4 day Matches or other matches classes as First Class
– Domestic T20 Competition (eg T20 Blast, Big Bash, IPL, PSL, CPL, BPL, SA20 and other Franchise T20 league managed by any country cricket board)
– Domestic The Hundred
ThumbimageAny domestic UK first class cricketer who has played 3 or less first class games, as listed below will be allowed to register with a member:
– Domestic First Class ODI matches
– Domestic 4 day Matches or other matches classes as First Class
– Domestic T20 Competition (eg T20 Blast, Big Bash, IPL, PSL and other Franchise T20 league managed by any country cricket board)
– Domestic The Hundred
ThumbimageAny International and domestic (UK) cricketer who has played List A only games will be allowed to register with a member club and include:
– Domestic or International List A One Day (OD) matches

How to assess if a player qualifies.

As a league we use ESPN as our main website to check player’s match statistics – https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers

Below is an example for a international player who have played, first class, List A and T20 matches. The key information to check is those highlighted in red which confirms the last match the player played under each type of cricket. If the player has FC matches and T20 matches list as explain in the above tables member club can use this information to decide if the player qualifies. The player below does not qualify as the last FC match was played in November 2022, this player would qualify in season 2028. To calculate 5 years clubs need to count completed years, the player below completed years would be as follow:

Year 1 – 2023
Year 2 – 2024
Year 3 – 2025
Year 4 – 2026
Year 5 – 2027
Qualifies in 2028.

player stats v2
Screenshot from ESPN player statistic

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