The Professional Darts Corporation is the top level of darts, it has achieved much since those fraught days of legal threats following the split from the BDO and continues so to do.
With Barry Hearn running the show, PDC events are well attended, well run and punters who go along get to see top class darts and generally have a good time. There’s a lot of love for the PDC and in particular the European Tour here.
That said, there is a festering, malodorous presence lurking around the PDC. Its name is The Darts Regulation Authority.
The ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission has been given a justified kicking here. Now it’s time for the DRA to get the treatment.
Continue reading The Darts Regulation Authority – Another Kangaroo Court
Yesterday’s “punishment” handed out by the ECB to Durham CCC was as violent and brutal a shafting as Yates has ever seen. Anywhere. The ECB completely ignored their own part in affairs – it was the ECB who encouraged Durham to become part of a system that would leave them desperately reliant on getting a test match to cover the costs of their applying for the right to host it – and handed down a massively disproportionate and unfair sanctioning.
It goes without saying that Yates is not impressed by this latest batch of imbecility from the ECB. ECB sanctioning decisions have no right of appeal, just like the kangaroo court that is the Cricket Disciplinary Committee, so those affected by the decision can’t do a damn thing about it.
Continue reading Durham Shafted
For those of us deemed “outside cricket”, who follow the game and ask the awkward questions that have seen us branded with the OC monicker, Jarrod Kimber and Sam Collins’ Death of A Gentleman is confirmation of the slime, sleaze, conflicts of interest and corruption at the heart of cricket’s global governance. If you like or love cricket and aren’t aware of or up to date with the happenings in the game’s governance then you need to see this film. No ifs or buts, you must see this film.
Continue reading Death Of A Gentleman Review
ICC CEO David Richardson recently gave an interview to ESPNCricinfo. It makes interesting reading, especially his comments about the BCCI and their dinosaur approach to the Decision Review System (DRS). It does not reflect well on the senior Indian players.
Continue reading The Truth About DRS?
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.
Continue reading Derbyshire – Don’t Let The Accountants F**k Your Club Up