County champions Yorkshire begin their title defence against Worcestershire on the opening day of the 2015 season.
Former England fast bowler Kabir Ali has been released by Lancashire after spending two years at Old Trafford.
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff looks poised to play for Brisbane Heat in this winter's Big Bash League.
Lancashire have released long-serving all-rounder Oliver Newby and batsman Andrea Agathangelou.
Lancashire have appointed former England spinner Ashley Giles as their new cricket director and head coach.
Mike Watkinson has ended his long association with Lancashire after stepping down from his role as cricket director.
Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale has been banned for two further games and ordered to undertake an anger management course.
The contrast in fortunes on the two sides of the Pennines was stark as Yorkshire took the title
Lancashire were relegated to LV= County Championship Division Two after their decider with Middlesex ended in a draw.
Jeetan Patel has been named county cricket's Most Valuable Player, according to the FTI rankings.
Paul Allott says Glen Chapple has a big decision to make over his future role at relegated Lancashire.
Lancashire kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive as Glen Chapple earned them a bonus point against Middlesex.
Lancashire ended the second day against relegation rivals Middlesex on 259-6, meaning they lead by 41 at Old Trafford.
Lancashire bowled relegation rivals Middlesex out for 214 on the opening day of their crucial fixture at Old Trafford.
Lancashire know only a win will do against relegation rivals Middlesex if they are to avoid the drop from Division One.
Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince insists he did not think Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale racially abused him.
Yorkshire clinched their first County Championship title since 2001 after wrapping up an emphatic victory over Notts.
Yorkshire will go into the final day against Nottinghamshire needing five more wickets to clinch the Division One title.
Yorkshire took a major step towards claiming the Division One title while Jonathan Trott starred for Warwickshire.
Yorkshire took a giant stride towards securing the LV= County Championship title on day one against Nottinghamshire.
Jimmy Anderson and Alastair Cook took a break from cricket to square off in a one-leg darts showdown.