Kent chief executive Jamie Clifford welcomes domestic cricket revamp
By Andrew Gidley
Jamie Clifford has welcomed the retention of the County
Championship in its present form and the revamped 14-match t20
competition in the new domestic cricket format announced by the
England and Wales Cricket Board to begin in 2014.
Kent’s chief executive said: "The championship is a competition
that has stood the test of time, one that people love and has great
"Spreading T20 matches throughout the season is something we
think is crucial.
"It is better than playing three times in a week or some of the
other silly scenarios we have had in the past.
"It is a programme Kent believe in and it is our responsibility
to make it work. I am confident we will do that when the time
The schedule is the result of the Morgan Review and the market
research study conducted by Populus last summer, which also sees
the return of the Clydesdale Bank 50-over competition replacing the
One new innovation is that the first 14 four-day matches will
begin on a Sunday, something which Kent Supporters’ Club president
Brian Rudd believes is a good thing.
Mr Rudd said: "The older, retired people will still go and it
will also attract the youngsters on their day off. I am pleased the
T20 games will be played throughout the summer because having
four-day matches crammed into two distinct halves didn’t work."
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