It depends on the level of cricket you want to play, and on the regulations of the individual organising committees who administer the level you wish to play at. In general, there's usually no issue in playing at a social level, and as you rise through the ranks more restrictions are in place. To play international cricket for another country in general requires four years of residency in that country, but there are many twists & turns to the regulations.
First-class counties are permitted to field two overseas players in the T20 Blast, but have been restricted to one in other competitions since 2007. The 2020 county season is scheduled to get ...
Overseas Players. Please note communication from the ECB (September 2016): "It is important that I write to you at this stage of the season advising that recently the Home Office has spoken to ECB regarding non-European Economic Area (EEA) players entering the UK using the Standard Visitor visa. Clubs should be aware that the Standard Visitor visa only allows a player to join an amateur team or club to gain experience in a particular sport if they are an ‘Amateur’.
The ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP) is a schedule of international cricket tours which structure the programme of cricket for ICC's full members with teams playing bilateral cricket home and away and organised by the host. ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP) 2019-2023.
a) i) Overseas players shall ONLY be allowed in Divisions One and Two. Each club may only play one overseas player who has not played List A, first class or equivalent cricket within the previous 5 years. An overseas player is a player who is not eligible to play for England under ECB qualifications.
The cricket rules displayed on this page here are for the traditional form of cricket which is called “Test Cricket”. However there are other formats of the game eg. 50 over matches, Twenty20 Cricket etc where the rules differ slightly. Player: Official Cricket Rules. Cricket is a game played between two teams made up of eleven players each.
Below is the list of overseas players signed up to play county cricket in 2021 – we’ve got all 18 first-class sides covered. Following the termination of the Kolpak ruling, sides are now allowed to use two overseas players in the County Championship from the start of the 2021 season. Updated as of May 15, 2021
Cricket Ireland can confirm that the UK Home Office will be changing the Immigration Rules for Overseas Players in club cricket for the 2017 season. A tightening of the 2016 regulations now means that Tier Five cricketers will only be eligible to play in the top division of the NCU and NWCU league structures. Standard Visitor Visa holders, who intend to play club cricket, will only be able to play for clubs who play below the top division of the NCU and NWCU league structures.