Monday, October 17th, 2016

Members Snap Up All First Come, First Serve Spaces For Forum

Members Snap Up All First Come, First Serve Spaces For Forum

Worcestershire members wanting to attend Wednesday's forum to discuss the England and Wales Cricket Board's proposals for a new city based T20 competition have snapped up all the places available on a first come, first serve basis.

The ECB's Chief Operating Officer Gordon Hollins is to attend the forum which will take place in The View between 11.15am and 12.30pm.

He will be outlining the details of the proposed eight team tournament which it is intended to be staged in addition to the existing NatWest T20 Blast.

Numbers attending the forum are limited to 35 to 40 key member stakeholders being invited by the club and the further 50 places available on the first come, first service are now all allocated with no more available.

Worcestershire Chief Executive Tom Scott and Club Chairman Stephen Taylor will also be in attendance.

County chairmen and chief executives of the first class counties, MCC and the PCA agreed at a meeting last month with the ECB to have on-going discussions about the future structure of domestic cricket including the new eight team tournament.

First Class Counties are carrying out wider consultation on the proposal whilst the PCA is addressing its full membership – all with the support of ECB before discussion by the ECB Board.

The agreed approach is built on the game-wide strategy – Cricket Unleashed – and has been developed to broaden cricket’s appeal, provide greater financial stability for all 18 First Class Counties and ensure that each continues to compete in all three formats of the game.

Details will continue to be developed in consultation with the First Class Counties, PCA, MCC and wider stakeholders in the game with the proposal to be formally considered by the ECB Board.