After six England players were picked up by Indian Premier League franchises in the recent IPL auction, Warwickshire sports director Ashley Giles believes it shows that English white ball cricket is on the right course.
As the 14th T20 competition approaches in England we look at the runners and riders in the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast. We assess the merits of Lancashire Lightning in the Northern Group.
Alex Davies and Matthew Parkinson have become the latest Lancashire players to commit their futures at Emirates Old Trafford.
Steven Croft has become the latest player to commit his future to Lancashire by signing a new deal.
Paul Horton will be free to pursue his career away from Old Trafford after Lancashire decided against offering him a new contract.
Lancashire captain Tom Smith is set to have an operation to resolve a back injury that has sidelined him since the beginning of the season.
Tom Smith has been given the Lancashire captaincy and Steven Croft will be his vice-captain as Ashley Giles chooses homegrown leaders.
Aliro Petersen has signed a two–year deal with Lancashire with an option to extend to a third year after announcing his retirement from international cricket.