ECB’s Richard Gould calls banter ‘a swear word’ after Yorkshire scandal

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  • Confirms separate review into dressing room culture is ready
  • Proposed cut to County Championship ‘dead in the water’

Richard Gould, the new ECB chief executive, has said banter is “a swear word” and that the outcomes from the Yorkshire racism scandal mean dressing rooms are now in no doubt as to what is unacceptable language and behaviour.

In his first media outing since taking the role in February, Gould described a proposed cut to the County Championship as “dead in the water”, shared his belief that the Hundred will live past the end of its current broadcast deal in 2028, and revealed England men’s players can now receive multi-year contracts.

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Written by Ali Martin
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