League chairman David Young has re-issued advice to all club regarding overseas player for the 2017 season.
He wrote initially to clubs in September and again in January, but has decided to make clubs aware again of the guidance from the ECB and Home Office after just 17 of the 50 clubs responded.
Last season 40 clubs had overseas players so the response is considerd disappointing. Young said: " I want to stress that the criteria and guidance from the ECB and Home Office is much more stringent and it is therefore in your club's interest to submit details of your proposal before finalising any engagement.
"You will not be able to use any overseas cricketer who is in breach of the entry visa process. I have sent the latest ECB guidance. I would advise all clubs to read it, particularly taking note of what constitutes an amateur."
1 When you are satisfied with your recruit please notify Bob Shackleton of his details, by email, as soon as possible.
2 You subsequently then need to complete the overseas registration form and send it, with a copy of the player's visa and passport, to :BOB SHACKLETON, ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE, 628 BRADFORD ROAD, OAKENSHAW, BRADFORD BD12 7EN (firstname.lastname@example.org ) WITHIN 7 DAYS OF HIM PLAYING HIS FIRST GAME.
3 The player must be registered on CRICHQ prior to playing
If you require any clarification or further information Brian Pearson will be able to advise on behalf of the Board. He can be contacted at email@example.com or telephone 07867 780678.