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ECB Director Resigns
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:09:15 PM »

I've just seen this evening that the former Somerset Chairman Andy Nash has resigned from the ECB as a director. 

Interesting times ahead if what is reported is true.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22677193/nash-resigns-ecb-board-protest-test-county-payments
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 08:11:25 PM »

On the surface it's a fine gesture, but he said nowt when Durham were shafted, but when it's his county that's missed out...
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 08:18:22 PM »

In the event of an independent inquiry, one obvious area of interest would be the on-going situation whereby Yorkshire, who fared well both in major match allocations and in terms of being awarded the right to host one of the new T20 teams, owe family trusts set up by Graves over GBP20 million'

How on earth is Graves allowed to do that?
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 09:06:02 PM »

I said at the time Durham got absolutely shafted by the ECB with demotion. the double standards is beyond belief

Yorkshire as well as having a 100 grand loan(hand out) from London to pay for ground improvements are being kept in the black by the personal wealth of Graves and have been for years.

You can say all day long the test grounds need to be brought up to standard and improved but the test 'club' has been so small no one else gets a look in.

Why can't we have a test match at the Somerset ground, the Kent ground, Northampton?

Either we have 18 counties or we don't, if they don't want them scrap everyone else and keep it to 6, then the game will go to hell in a hand cart.

Honestly, it makes my blood boil!  :) I support Middlesex by the way, not Kent(although my mate players for them) Northampton or Somerset.

What about a test at Chelmsford ? Post match a good night out in the pubs and club with half dressed Essex girls all in identical white heels and too much make up?
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 11:11:32 PM »

Typical gesture but has done nothing useful in his time on the board. Hes stood theres while the ECB have continued a downward trend in the game. Hes yet another one  to blame and is trying to save face.

Shame
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2018, 08:44:31 AM »

This is a difficult one - personally, I think it is a poor decision to have an ECB chairman given the level of power that the role currently is drawn from the counties - whether that be Graves, Bransgrove or whomever.  With that said, Graves has actually done a halfway reasonable job of not displaying overt bias in the role - he seperated himself from the running of Yorkshire, and stopped putting money in to the club for the duration of his tenure.  Thats more integrity than has been displayed by the Idiot von Strauss, for example...

...but this is still a bad, or at least badly explained, decision.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »

On the surface it's a fine gesture, but he said nowt when Durham were shafted, but when it's his county that's missed out...
Well he said nowt publicly, I think this is the extra straw.
There must be some fireworks at the ECB meetings.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 08:58:22 AM »

Post match a good night out in the pubs and club with half dressed Essex girls all in identical white heels and too much make up?

Good to see you focusing on what's important as always mate  :D
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 11:56:32 AM »

Well he said nowt publicly, I think this is the extra straw.
There must be some fireworks at the ECB meetings.

You could argue that the Durham issue was of much greater magnitude than this - even though it's still pretty weak from the ECB - and a non-partisan voice would have had more of an impact then.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 01:46:20 PM »

You could argue that the Durham issue was of much greater magnitude than this - even though it's still pretty weak from the ECB - and a non-partisan voice would have had more of an impact then.

I'd say this is bigger.  The Durham issue - whteher you agree or not with what was done - was essentially a response to one county overreaching.  This potentially stitches 14 counties up (15 if you accept the argument that Middlesex derive no benefit from Lords internationals), to a greater or lesser extent.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 01:50:17 PM »

But why were Durham overreaching? Giles Clarke and his nest feathering - which stretched the definition of good governance in the first place. It was like giving toddlers a load of sugar and then shouting at them when they go batshit.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 01:54:00 PM »

But why were Durham overreaching? Giles Clarke and his nest feathering - which stretched the definition of good governance in the first place. It was like giving toddlers a load of sugar and then shouting at them when they go batshit.
As much as Clarke is a target for opprobium in these parts, I am not convinced you can entirely blame him.  The decision to require Durham to build a test match ground as part of the conditions for their entry ot the First Class game was taken years before, and he did not force them to overpay players in pursuit of success (look at how their problems were first indicated by the breaches of the salary cap and how they came about). 
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 02:01:26 PM »

But the bidding process was a Clarke 'innovation'.
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 02:36:21 PM »

As much as Clarke is a target for opprobium (sic)

Did you know that an anagram of 'opprobrium'  is 'prior bum op' - very apposite for Clarke I feel  :D
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Re: ECB Director Resigns
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 05:27:51 PM »

Did you know that an anagram of 'opprobrium'  is 'prior bum op' - very apposite for Clarke I feel  :D

I was not aware of that.
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