County chairs renew ECB power struggle with fresh blueprint for cricket

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  • Chairs propose overhaul to restore members to ECB board
  • County reps were ousted in 2018 diversity-minded restructure

England’s county cricket club chairs have launched a blueprint for the game that would boost their power and influence at the England and Wales Cricket Board, four years after the governing body’s restructure replaced them to improve diversity.

In a thinly veiled continuation of the power struggle between the sport’s governing body and its first–class counties, documents seen by the Guardian show the chairs are calling for an overhaul which would give them two seats on the ECB management board and bring them closer to the centre of the decision-making process. Their proposals also include the creation of a stakeholders’ board to oversee the performance of the ECB, which would include representatives from the management board, fans, player and sponsors’ bodies and would have powers to sack any director on the ECB board.

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Written by Exclusive by Justine Smith
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/mar/06/county-chairs-england-and-wales-cricket-board-power-struggle-blueprint under the title “County chairs renew ECB power struggle with fresh blueprint for cricket”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.