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ECB discusses Morgan Review

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The ECB met with representatives of all 18 first-class counties and MCC today to discuss the recommendations made in the Morgan Review earlier this month.

The ECB were keen to provide the first-class counties and MCC with an opportunity for dialogue on the detailed recommendations contained in the Morgan Review.

The discussions were wide ranging and constructive and all the views expressed will be reported back to the ECB by Gordon Hollins, managing director - events and county business, at its next meeting in March.

The meeting received feedback that the review provided a constructive template for the first-class game. In particular the counties welcomed the strengthening of the first-class cricket department.

Key discussion points included:

  • The importance of domestic one-day cricket being scheduled on Sundays.
  • The benefits of LV= County Championship matches being played in divisions of eight and 10.
  • Assessing the relative commercial and cricketing benefits of the 40 and 50-over formats in the Clydesdale Bank competition.