Essex will begin their defence of the men's County Championship title at home to Worcestershire on Thursday, April 8.
The County Championship has got underway in players' homes with the coronavirus pandemic preventing any actual play.
Sir Alastair Cook would rather the County Championship was not played this season over a dramatically shortened campaign.
Essex CEO Derek Bowden has suggested regional four-day cricket could be staged in 2020 with coronavirus hitting the schedule.
Nasser Hussain says cricket purists "may have to suck it up this summer" with coronavirus impacting the calendar.
Graham Onions fears he may not bowl a red ball all season with the county calendar affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Angus Fraser says the expected delay to the 2020 cricket season due to coronavirus could see the sport played as late as October "if that's what it takes".
Gloucestershire have signed India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the first six games of the County Championship season.
Ryan ten Doeschate has resigned as Essex captain, with Tom Westley taking over for the defending Championship winners.
Yorkshire have signed India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the majority of this season's County Championship.
Essex will start the defence of their Specsavers County Championship title at home to Yorkshire on April 19.
Rob Key says the ECB were right to punish Somerset for a "poor" pitch in their County Championship title-decider with Essex.
Somerset have been docked 12 points after being found guilty after producing a "poor" pitch against Essex last season.
Essex survived a nervous finale to their winner-takes-all clash with Somerset to win the Specsavers County Championship.
Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire clinched promotion to Division One of the County Championship without taking to the field.
Essex have all but secured their second County Championship title in three years after rain washed out day three at Taunton.
Roelof van der Merwe's sparkling half-century reignited Somerset's hopes of a title-winning victory before more Taunton rain.
Northamptonshire enhanced their promotion hopes by ripping through Gloucestershire on a rain-truncated day in Bristol.
Sam Cook and Simon Harmer struck double blows for Essex before rain washed out play on day one of the County Championship title decider against Somerset.
Somerset will welcome back Jack Leach for the Sky Live County Championship title shootout at home to Essex.
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