Players and clubs are reminded that as of 1st August no new registrations will be accepted for Open Competitions without the explicit approval of the Open Competitions Committee (General Playing Regulation 2.5 and Footnote 3).
This applies also to players moving clubs where the general policy is not to allow transfers at this time of the year as leagues and cups are moving into their final stages. Clubs, with youth players who have not previously played adult cricket, may want to introduce them to Open Competitions as a way of preparing them for next season. This will not require the permission of the OCC but the normal registration requirements must be complied with. Similarly where a player has been registered for women's cricket and the club simply wants to add on an Open Competitions registration, this will not require special approval. Note though that the normal four day wait before eligibility still applies in all such (youth/women) cases.
Note in particular the footnote referred to above which sets out the general circumstances where OCC will normally give permission.