England and Wales Cricket Board


GBG processes all criminal record check applications on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). GBG are a DBS Umbrella Body who provide a service for many major clients including many governing bodies of sport.

GBG will be responsible for administering the process. ECB will continue to make all suitability decisions and administer non-UK checks.

New applicant packs have been created for this service. Counties, clubs and individuals can order more packs as required. Simply use the order pack facility on this website, phone or email our dedicated ECB CRB team on: 0845 251 3000* or by using our online enquiry form.

Order a Pack

We have created a free Online Disclosures ECB support pack. This user-friendly pack has been specially designed to guide both the employer and applicant through the criminal record check process.

On 1st December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The CRB application form was replaced with a new DBS application form. The form now reflects the change of name from CRB to DBS and a new logo, together with some wording and format changes. All key processes and information required to complete the application form remain unchanged.

  • DBS application forms will be available for use from 1st December
  • From 1st February 2013 only DBS application forms should be used
  • Any old style CRB application forms received after 1st February 2013 will be invalid

To order a DBS paper application pack or extra application forms, please click here


Please use this page to find additional information relating to the ECB:

Continuation Sheet
Use this form for submitting previous addresses and name history

Download Identity Document (ID) Form
Use this form to list valid forms of ID and submit with your application

Download Guidance Notes for Applicants
Guidance notes on how to correctly complete the new Application Form

Download Guidance Notes for ID evidence checkers
Download these notes for guidance on how to be an effective ECB ID evidence checker

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