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Re: Haringey and Black cricketers
Posted by: adelaide
Date: 17/02/2020 21:57
Gezza

You are Colin Graves and I claim my £5...

The format of the Hundred is neither here nor there. It is not that different from T20. The problem with it is twofold. First, it sidelines the counties. Secondly, it is having resources thrown at it that could be used elsewhere (e g on refreshing the county T20 game, or greater grass roots support for coaching). The combination of those two provides a real threat to some of the counties, which would result in fewer jobs for players of any colour in professional cricket.

It is a moot point whether the risk to the counties is greater if it succeeds ("who needs the counties?") or fails ("no money to support the counties"). I think the risk is greater if it fails, as money down the drain just cannot be recovered. So I do not want it to fail, though I fear it may do so. I would much rather it had not happened at all, because I cannot see a good outcome either way.

My train of thought is, I think, grimly realistic rather than backward looking and I don't think you do yourself much service by characterising it as such. We had enough characterisation of opponents during the Brexit debate, thank you very much.


Adelaide

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