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ECB decision to relegate Durham: a counterproductive error

This year’s thrilling County Championship season managed to present one final surprise even after the last over had been bowled and Middlesex crowned worthy winners of a hugely competitive championship. With Hampshire seemingly relegated to Division Two of the County Championship, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that their place would be taken […]

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ECB selectors fail to provide coherent long term strategy

The past few months have not seen England selectors cover themselves in glory in any sport. While the headline-grabbing story has been the ignominious failure of Sam Burgess’s attempted conversion from Rugby League superstar to Rugby Union internationalist, the bizarre selection decisions of the England Cricket Board seem to have slipped under the radar. With […]

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New head of ECB promises wholesale changes in English Cricket

Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has already kicked up quite a fuss, despite his role not officially starting until May, 15. In several interviews, Graves has indicated the direction he wishes to take English cricket, including promises of a systematic review of English cricket from club level all the way up to the international sides […]