Yates has kept quiet about the ICC cricket committee vote rigging issue up to now because it’s pretty obvious that here at DCTWO the BCCI is regarded as a self serving, greedy, bullying and malign influence on the game of cricket. As the head of the BCCI Numbnuts Srinivasan is the man who sets the tone for the way things are done in that organisation.
Derbyshire eventually had a great season in 2012. It started in 2011 with a change at the top, when Chris Grant took over from Don Amott as Chairman. Then, part way through the 2012 season John Morris was removed as 1st team coach and replaced by Karl Krikken. The rest is history, as Derbyshire went on to win Division 2 of last season’s County Championship.
Derbyshire is one of the unfashionable, smaller clubs which the likes of Mark Nicholas target when advocating the reduction of the County Championship. However, as Chris Grant will happily remind anyone who asks, the club is not in debt to anyone. This is quite an achievement in the current financial situation.
Today’s announcement by the ECB that Brit Insurance has chosen not to extend its sponsorship of the England Cricket Team has again highlighted the need for professionalism, transparency and consistency in sports governance. The recent events surrounding KPGate have highlighted poor performance by senior ECB management which must surely have adversely impacted on the Brit Insurance brand, to the extent that Brit have had enough.