Zimbabwe's domestic Twenty 20 competition, the Stanbic Bank T20, came to its conclusion at the weekend with the Mountaineers franchise ending up as the overall victors and Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego was named as Player of the Tournament.
James Taylor has officially joined Nottinghamshire on a three-year contract as county cricket's worst kept secret was finally confirmed this afternoon.
It had been known for some time that the 21-year-old had wanted to leave struggling Leicestershire in order to further his international ambitions, and he had already been the subject of an audacious approach from Warwickshire in the middle of last season that was rebuffed by the Foxes.
The county season will get underway earlier than ever in 2012, with the traditional Champion County curtain-raiser scheduled to begin on 27th March in Abu Dhabi, and the first of the university fixtures set to kick off on 31st March.
Former ECB chairman David Morgan handed his long-awaited report on the "business of domestic cricket" to the ECB at its board meeting at Lord's today. Morgan was tasked with conducting an extensive review of the county game earlier this year and has canvassed for opinions widely over the summer.
Leicestershire have been rocked by the news that newly-signed batsman Martin van Jaarsveld will not be joining them in 2012 following his decision to retire from county cricket.
Van Jaarsveld originally signed a two-year contract with the Foxes back in September and was widely seen as the man who was going to replace the outgoing James Taylor in their middle-order.
Seam bowler Ian Saxelby is one of four Gloucestershire players to agree contract extensions with the county. The others are left-arm quick David Payne, opening batsman Ian Cockbain and seamer Liam Norwell.