Worcestershire promote Alex Gidman to first-team coach, as Kevin Sharp takes on backroom role.
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.
Ex-Durham, Worcestershire and Australia all-rounder John Hastings retires with a lung condition causing him to cough up blood.
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