Hampshire Cricket History

No More Public Money
December 4, 2016, 7:42 am
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For the ECB. That’s the argument of Kevan Jones the MP for North Durham – the ECB received £20m from Sport England in the most recent four-year cycle.

On Friday, the Times reported that James told parliament that this should be the case until the ECB stops being “a cosy club”. He suggested that they acted “on a wing and a prayer” in imposing sanctions on Durham, while “hoarding” their money including reserves of £73m.

“It is clear to me they ignored their own financial regulations … Those should be public documents. With the RFU they are published on the website. What have the ECB got to hide unless they are trying to cover up the justification for the measures they took?”

He added that it is “scandalous that in 2016 we still have an organisation like the ECB which is shrouded in secrecy”.

The Times reported that Jones “without making an accusation … suggested that the ECB chairman Colin Graves should explain his own role in the Durham decision, given that a family trust has a financial interest in neighbouring Yorkshire”.


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The Times is quite correct. The reputation of the ECB is fast descending to that of FIFA.

Comment by James

You can always trust our Kevan 😉

Comment by Jeremy

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