22nd May: Sunrisers v Rajasthan Royals, 14:30 GMT
24th-28th May: 2nd Test, Headingley
ECB met with representatives of all 18 First Class Counties and the MCC to discuss the recommendations made in the Morgan Review earlier this month.
The ECB's Board were keen to provide the First Class Counties and MCC with an opportunity for dialogue on the detailed recommendations contained in the Morgan Review.
The discussions were wide ranging and constructive and all the views expressed will be reported back to the ECB Board by Gordon Hollins, MD Events and County Business, at its next meeting in March. The meeting received feedback that the Review provided a constructive template for the First Class game. In particular the counties welcomed the strengthening of the First Class Cricket department.
Key discussion points included:
* the importance of domestic one day cricket being scheduled on Sundays
* the benefits of LV=County Championship matches being played in divisions of eight and ten
* assessing the relative commercial and cricketing benefits of the forty and fifty over formats in the Clydesdale Bank competition