PCA statement following the meeting between 27 current playing PCA members and ECB.

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The Professional Cricketers’ Association met with the ECB today with views presented from all 18 first-class counties as well as the England men’s and women’s squads.

It was an open session for two hours with CEO Tom Harrison and Sanjay Patel, Managing Director of the new competition. They explained the rationale behind the proposed new format, we aired the players’ concerns. They were keen to stress this is a concept which they are exploring with us and other stakeholders.

There is a huge amount of detail which remains undecided and unclear. There is concern in the county dressing rooms with the 100-ball format but the players remain open minded to the competition and are prepared to work with the ECB through these issues.

As we work with the ECB to get more information and provide our input we also need to seek opinions from all players following today’s meeting.