England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has warned the English county sides that they’ll be slapped with heavy fines if they approach players from other counties who are still under contracts. The ECB has sent an official warning letter to various county sides on this topic.
These warnings come as a result of various sides, most notably those in division two of the county championship, have become increasingly concerned that their players are being approached over potential moves to bigger clubs, the report said.
In the letter, it’s said that the English cricket chiefs would enforce the regulations relating to player registration. The rules are as follows: “A county must not approach or be involved in discussions with any cricketer registered by another county or any agent or other person on his behalf with a view to offering him a trial or registering him or employing him in any capacity. Should any county fail to comply to these rules, they’ll be liable to a fine between 20,000 and 50,000 pounds”.