Hampshire Cricket History

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February 28, 2017, 11:49 am
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In today’s Times, Ian Botham reveals that Rod B encouraged him to take on the Chairmanship of Durham, adding “Rod’s one of my closest friends”

The article opens with Botham expressing himself “firmly behind” the proposals for a new T20 competition, adding “I cannot believe that any chairman of any club cannot see the benefits”

However, the article goes on to identify “some staunch opposition from other county chairmen”, saying that Essex, Surrey, Kent and Sussex (at least) intend to vote against it. John Faragher of Essex says of other counties, “I believe they are voting purely on financial gain and not for the longer best interests of cricket”.

So do I, especially in respect of county cricket, although it’s a certainty that Rod will vote for it.

PS There’s more Botham here too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/39106668


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Ive now seen this also in the Guardian and the Telegraph

Comment by Dave Allen

No promotion and relegation just 8 teams, sport needs its smaller clubs/underdogs to give it some heart; planet football plays it this way and so even does rugby (where player size and safety is such a factor).

The proposal seems to be trying to avoid this in “the future”.

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