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The PCB is investigating reports that banned spinner Danish Kaneria recently played an exhibition tournament in the USA
Essex saw off Derbyshire's tail to secure victory, while Hampshire and Worcestershire also claimed wins.
Alastair Cook posted 181 to put Essex on top against Derbyshire; Matches at Bristol and New Road in the balance.
Alastair Cook notched his first hundred of the season to steer Essex away from danger against Derbyshire.
Will Tavare marked his Gloucestershire debut with a century, while Tim Groenewald's hat-trick stunned Essex.
England captain Alastair Cook will play in Essex's first four County Championship games of the season.
Alastair Cook says there are reasons to be optimistic about England's future without Kevin Pietersen.
A look at the nine counties vying for promotion ahead of the start of the new domestic season.
Cricket legends Virender Sehwag and Muttiah Muralitharan will share the MCC captaincy during their trip to Abu Dhabi.
Ryan ten Doeschate has been appointed as Essex's one-day captain for the 2014 season.
Essex bowler Reece Topley will miss the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka after suffering a back injury.
Yorkshire's Will Rhodes will captain England U19s at the ICC World Cup in the UAE next month.
Essex stalwart Tim Phillips has signed a new one-year contract for next season.
Jaik Mickleburgh has committed to Essex until the end of the 2015 season after signing a one-year contract extension.
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal with Essex.
England captain Alastair Cook has been awarded a benefit year by Essex.
Durham open their LV= County Championship Division One defence against Northamptonshire.
Essex have announced that veteran seamer David Masters has signed a one-year contract extension.
Ravi Bopara has signed for Sydney Sixers, replacing Chris Tremlett for the first half of Australia's Big Bash.
England spinner Monty Panesar is to remain with Essex next season after signing a two-year contract with the county.
Scorecards from the opening round of the season.