While Twenty20 has been successful in attracting new audiences to the sport in England there are also concerns that some of the crowds contain within them a loutish element more commonly associated with football fans than traditional cricket lovers.
Former England spinner Robert Croft is one of several players who have complained of excessive verbal abuse from supporters.
And Peter Willey, chairman of England's first-class umpires' association, warned Tuesday that extra-security was needed at certain grounds.
An ECB spokesman told the BBC on Tuesday: "We have been looking at the problems and are determined to stamp it out."
Former England batsman Willey told the Times on Tuesday that he was especially concerned at the lack of security at out-grounds, where counties have used Twenty20 as a way of developing interest in cricket away from their headquarters venues.
"There might be some clubs who will be reluctant to employ security guards, but how expensive is a life? Those clubs would not want to be sued," Willey said. "This has happened because the weather has been so bad. In past years the sun has shone, but this season spectators have sat around drinking pints."
Dickie Bird, the former Test umpire, said: "Robert Croft has hit the nail on the head, you've got to get more security and policing at grounds.
"This will cost a lot of money but it's the only answer as the safety of players and umpires is all-important," he also told BBC Radio Wales.
Glamorgan's Croft said he was subjected to "over the top" verbal abuse at Somerset on Friday, while there were incidents of theft and stones being thrown during Middlesex's match against Hampshire at Southgate.
The ECB spokesman added: "It was the ECB who suggested at a recent extraordinary general meeting that we host a special seminar to share best practice in crowd management and to seek to eliminate unruly crowd behaviour.
"Of course, Peter Willey is a very well respected umpire and his views on this matter will be taken into account, as will the views of other umpires and officials. We need to discuss the issues, gather feedback, and determine the best way forward."