English cricket's new eight-team, city-based Twenty20 tournament moves a step closer as the ECB reveals further details.
James Vince and Australian overseas batsman George Bailey are to share the Hampshire captaincy in the coming season.
Former England Test captain Alastair Cook is available for Essex's three opening County Championship games of the season.
Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane intends to stay level-headed after an eventful winter in Australia and UAE.
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