England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will join Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League this winter after Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson is ruled out with a back injury.
The England & Wales Cricket Board confirm their new competition in 2020 will be 100 balls a side - made up of ten 10-ball overs.
County champions Surrey will start their defence of the title in April 2019 with a home match against Essex.
Surrey appoint Richard Johnson as assistant coach after the ex-England bowler was released from his contract at Middlesex.
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