County Championship: Two-division structure to return from 2022 season

County Championship: Two-division structure to return from 2022 season

The County Championship is to revert to two divisions again in 2022. Following two seasons under revised structures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the England and Wales Cricket Board was keen to return to the format agreed by the 18 counties in 2018. After discussions with the ECB, clubs voted to return to a 10-team Division One and eight-team Division Two. Two counties will be relegated from Division One and two promoted from Division Two next year. The decision follows an exciting climax to a two-phased 2021 County Championship season in which the counties were initially split into three groups. In the second phase, four teams went into the final round of fixtures still in with a chance of winning the title, eventually won by Warwickshire, who just …
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