October 1, 2022

Proposals from ECB’s high-performance review ‘unworkable’ – Sussex chair | Cricket News


Sussex chair Jon Filby stated the suggestions proposed within the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) high-performance review of guys’s cricket in England have been wanted for the sport however have been “unworkable” when checked out thru a holistic lens.
The review, which used to be led through former England captain Andrew Strauss and revealed on Thursday, proposed a six-group best County Championship department from 2024, with a 12-group 2nd department cut up into two meetings vying for one promotion position.
It additionally advocated for a discount in championship fits in keeping with group from 14 to ten.
“Strauss’s high performance review is equally unworkable as far as county cricket is concerned,” Filby instructed the BBC on Thursday.
“When looked at through the lens of high performance it is exactly what the game needs. But we are not only looking through the lens of high performance. We are looking through a financial and commercial lens.
“We are taking a look in the course of the eyes of our participants who’ve cricket that they would like and we are taking a look very a lot thru quite a few angles that isn’t simply top efficiency.”
The proposals involving a major overhaul of the domestic schedule need the support of at least 12 of the 18 first-class counties to be implemented.
Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart said reduced game time would allow cricketers to perform at a higher level.
“Once the power drops your efficiency drops so you are attempting to take care of the top efficiency, which is what the review used to be all about, so it’s getting that steadiness proper,” Stewart told the BBC on Thursday.
Essex chief executive John Stephenson said the proposed changes would not benefit England’s test side.
“In my opinion lowering the quantity of crimson-ball cricket isn’t how you can produce higher check cricketers,” Stephenson told the BBC on Thursday. “Certainly from an Essex standpoint, we would not wish to see a discount within the quantity of championship cricket.”