24. The England and Wales Cricket Board.

The England and Wales Cricket Board ('the ECB') is the national governing body of cricket and is a company limited by guarantee which was incorporated in 1996. With effect from 1 January 1997 it assumed the function and responsibilities of the Test and County Cricket Board, the National Cricket Association and the Cricket Council, all of which thereafter ceased to exist. In April 1998, the Women's Cricket Association was also integrated into the ECB.

The ECB is responsible for the management and development of every form of cricket for men and women in England and Wales, in particular its financial