English cricket chiefs said that there will be “no silver bullet” for England cricket after the disheartening play in Ashes. ECB chief executive, Tom Harrison has called for a red ball “reset” to encourage Joe Root’s Test cricket team, who were recently thrashed by Australia, 4-0 in the Ashes.
On Thursday, ECB announces its 2022 domestic fixtures. Five rounds of four-day county championship matches will be held in June and July, compared with the three last years, as competition comes back to its two-division structure following two rebuilt seasons due to the pandemic.
The season will begin from April 7, with four consecutive weeks of red ball matches, and end on September 29 with no championship fixtures in August at all, when the second edition of hundred will come before.
ECB’s managing director of county cricket, Neil Snowball confessed that the schedule was not complete in striking a steadiness between the first class and the limited over formats but believes it was an improvement from the previous year.
Neil Snowball said that there is no silver bullet. All of the different things that we need to take into consideration have been spoken about a lot. They discussed in terms the type of ball, they should use and the types of pitches they should play cricket on.
He believes that it needs a complete review and he thinks that they still haven’t achieved the balance right and that is something they need to focus upon.
“We need to get the first-class counties, the ECB, the PCA, and the other stakeholders together and then work out a plan through this year hopefully so that we start making some changes from 2023. But there’s an absolute commitment to do that”, said Neil Snowball to AFP.