London, Nov 26: County champions Essex will begin their title defence in 2020 with a home tie against Yorkshire in a much-changed schedule to last season.
According to a BBC report, the County Championship will start with six games on Sunday, April 12.
Essex only play a week later, the report said. The inaugural 100-ball competition, The Hundred, will kick-off on July 17, with the T20 Blast group stage being played from May 28 to July 12.
The 50-over One-Day Cup will run alongside The Hundred in July and August.