The ECB has also decided to do away with their old process of announcing separate red and white-ball contracts, announcing instead a single contracts list for players across formats.
England's Stuart Broad 'working tirelessly' to play Ashes despite concerns over Australian COVID-19 protocol
The England and Wales Cricket Board are "very confident" the Ashes series will go ahead as planned amid Australia's tight border controls.
India vs England: Ben Stokes withdraws from series, takes indefinite 'mental well-being' break from all cricket
The ECB in a statement said that Stokes has taken a break to prioritise his mental wellbeing and give rest to his left index finger which has not healed fully after he underwent an operation following an injury in the Indian Premier League.
England men's cricket managing director Ashley Giles had earlier hinted that players who returned from the suspended IPL are unlikely to feature in the Test series against New Zealand.
IPL 2021: If England's top players stand together, they will play remaining games, says Kevin Pietersen
ECB's Director of Cricket Ashley Giles has indicated that their centrally-contracted cricketers might not be available for the IPL as they have international commitments which they need to honour.
IPL 2021: England players may not feature in rescheduled tournament, says ECB managing director Ashley Giles
There were 11 Englishman in various franchises in the suspended IPL 2021.
England team director Ashley Giles says no plans on rushing IPL stars back into action in New Zealand Tests
The suspension of the IPL because of the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India has left England with a potentially larger player pool than they envisaged for the two-Test series against New Zealand.
National selector Ed Smith's role has been abolished by ECB.
'Don't want to go toe-to-toe with players on IPL participation', says England's director of cricket Ashley Giles
The former spinner, who played 54 Tests, 62 ODIs between 1997-2006, feels any standoff with the players on the matter could have dangerous implications for England cricket.
England men's managing director Ashley Giles said the finger problem, sustained in January, had been resolved.
IPL big reason behind England's success in white-ball formats, says ECB managing director Ashley Giles
The IPL is slated to begin from 9 April with the final scheduled to be played on 30 May, while England's opening Test against New Zealand begins on 2 June.
Earlier this month, ECB managing director Ashley Giles had said that cricketers will be provided "mental health screening" before they commit to any further tours.
England's ODI series against the Netherlands postponed to 2022 due to uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic
Eoin Morgan's 50-over world champions were set to play the three-match series as part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) World Cup Super League.
England's centrally contracted cricketers agree for 15 percent pay cut due to ECB's financial crisis
Bowlers Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have said recently that players are willing to take a pay cut, which the ECB revealed on Friday would come from retainers, match fees and win bonuses.
England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test after getting fined for breaking COVID-19 protocol
Jofra Archer has been fined an undisclosed amount and handed an official written warning by the ECB for making an unauthorised trip to his home in Hove while travelling to Manchester from Southampton.
England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer's mistake could have cost ECB millions of pounds, says director Ashley Giles
The ECB did not state the nature of the violation but media reports said the Archer exited the bio-secure bubble to go to his flat in Brighton after the series opener in Southampton.
England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes to lead hosts in first Test as Joe Root gets permission to attend birth of second child
Ben Stokes is set to make his England captaincy debut in the first Test against West Indies as Joe Root gets permission to be with his wife for the birth of his second child.
Pakistan's tour of England could go ahead even if more players test positive for COVID-19, says ECB's Ashley Giles
Ashley Giles, England’s director of cricket, said on Tuesday the situation was a “concern” but the tour was not currently in doubt.
Cricket in post-coronavirus world: More specialists, format based contracts and multiple national teams
With the world in lockdown and the immediate future of cricket appearing bleak, the sport is looking to take a left-turn few anticipated would arrive this early.
Own sets of balls, marked bottles and more social distancing norms as England cricketers set to resume training soon
A 'one skin per ball' policy will be implemented for the sessions at 11 county grounds in England where players will train at different times to ensure social distancing.