New eight-team English T20 competition faces delay until 2020

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 8:08


A proposed eight-team Twenty20 competition in English cricket may not start until 2020.

It had been suggested the new format, which will take place in addition to the 18-team T20 Blast, could start in 2018 if it was given the go-ahead.

But England and Wales Cricket Board bosses have told county members' forums this week that 2020 is now their targeted start date.

That is partly because the existing broadcasting deal expires in 2019.