The 18 first-class counties have agreed to play both red-ball and white-ball cricket during this summer’s shortened domestic season.
A majority vote was reached at a meeting of county chairmen on Tuesday.
The agreement will now be passed on for approval from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), after which a new fixture schedule will be drawn up and announced.
County cricket has been given the go-ahead to start on August 1, having been on hold since April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ECB insists health matters are of paramount importance and says counties will face further assessments to ensure it is safe for play to resume.
“The safety and wellbeing of all players, staff and officials remains the priority of the ECB,” read a statement.
“All first-class counties will undergo further medical risk assessments and venue compliance approval as planning progresses to ensure safe environments for the start of the men’s domestic season.”
The men’s County Championship was initially scheduled to start on April 12.
He is preparing to travel to New Zealand.
Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler shared an important sixth-wicket partnership that set up a three-wicket victory at Old Trafford.
Butter’s 75 on day four helped England to victory over Pakistan in the first Test.
The wicketkeeper struggled behind the stumps but made 75 in a match-winning partnership with Chris Woakes.
Craig Overton claimed four wickets for 12 runs in the Bob Willis Trophy match.
The pair turned the tables at Old Trafford with a 139-run stand which turned the tables on the tourists.
England captain Knight, whose side are defending champions, believes it would have been safe to play the tournament.
The pair shared a half-century stand at better than a run a ball to keep an unlikely run-chase alive.
The hosts lost Rory Burns for 10.
Pakistan resumed 244 in front and eight wickets down but added 32 runs in just 16 balls on the fourth morning.