THE first-class counties have agreed by a majority vote to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket this summer, when action resumes from August 1.

At a meeting, which was attended by the chairmen of each of the 18 first-class counties, an agreement was reached which will see both red-ball and white-ball matches take place during the shortened men's domestic season in 2020.

The agreement will now be passed on to the board of the England and Wales Cricket Board for approval over the coming days, after which details of a new fixture list will be drawn up and announced.

An ECB statement read: "The safety and wellbeing of all players, staff and officials remains the priority of the ECB and all first-class counties will undergo further medical risk assessments and venue compliance approval, as planning progresses to ensure safe environments for the start of the men’s domestic season.

"Ticket holders for men's domestic matches and FCC members are set to be contacted by venues with the options available to them after a new fixture schedule is announced."