ECB tightens rules on overseas born players

May 1, 2012
by Binguyen
Kevin Pietersen

The ECB have changed the ruling on players qualifying to play for England who are born abroad from four years to seven.

The new ruling will affect male cricketers who move to England after their 18th birthday but not to those who move before adulthood.

The England players who have already qualified through the previous four year ruling will remain qualified to play for England. This includes the likes of Kevin Pietersen who was born in South Africa but made his debut for England in Test cricket in the 2005 Ashes, after taking four years to qualify in county cricket.

England begin a Test series against West Indies at Lord’s on 17th May, and will be hoping to return to winning ways after a difficult winter where they lost to Pakistan and drew with Sri Lanka.

The Scoop 01/05/12


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