Managed Migration in Club Cricket

8 months ago By Surrey Championship

Do you have an overseas player this season? This is a must read, if so!

  • Have you read the emails the ECB have sent this winter about Managed Migration & Overseas Players?
  • Have you reviewed our AGM minutes; or has your League Rep updated you on that meeting?
  • Have you seen our web page on Player Registration recently?

If the answer is no to any of the above, we once again wish to encourage every club to review all the available information and to seek advice and guidance from the Home Office where ever necessary.


The ECB has also published a summary in presentation format which includes details on how breaches may lead to sanctions and penalties.


ECB Email 22 Feb
Important Information for Leagues & Clubs in 2017

We know that understanding visa requirements for overseas players joining your club can be a tricky web to untangle. The difference between ‘professional sportspersons’ and ‘amateurs’ can seem blurred and knowing what you need to do legally, can therefore seem too difficult to bother with.

Following discussions with the Home Office, we’ve created a document with their approval that we hope makes it easier for clubs to understand - Home Office Immigration Rules for Cricket.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide you with legal advice directly. However, we’ll continue to do our best to explain your requirements in the simplest way possible. For more information, we recommend you visit the Home Office website or check out some useful links below as well as an FAQ sheet.

Temporary Sporting Visa (Tier 5)
Standard Visitor Visa
Non-Visa National List
FAQs (provided by the ECB)

Should you have any further queries, please email us at managedmigration@ecb.co.uk.

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