The news that David Morgan’s review into the county season is to be accepted by the ECB comes as no real surprise. Coming on the back of England’s number 1 test side status, this effort by Morgan seems a bit odd to say the least. Yes, we’re the best test side in the world so let’s cut the first class cricket that made us so and bend over for the Champions League.
Currently we have two Championship divisions of nine teams. 16 games is the sensible, logical and balanced approach to have – each team plays the others in its division home and away. How is a cut to 14 games per season going to work? Which teams miss out on playing each other, why and under what process is this determined? The idea is fundamentally flawed.