Today, the ECB published their findings from the High Performance Review that has been undertaken by the game’s governing body, with their report and all subsequent proposals contained within it being embargoed for both public and media release until 11am today.
Having now seen the ECB’s report, Middlesex Cricket wishes to stress to all its members our position in relation to this Review, which is that we will not be making any decisions on the outcomes until we have completed a full and thorough consultation process with the Club’s members.
This begins with an End of Season forum on Monday 3rd October 2022, which will get underway at 6pm in the Thomas Lord Suite at Lord’s, when we would urge all members to attend and ask any questions you have in relation to the High Performance Review. This is your forum, and your opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with us, so please make every effort to attend the forum if you are able to. The Club will record the forum and upload this into the Members’ Hub on our website for wider member consumption the following day.
Further to this, the Club will be reviewing the matters discussed at the forum and then forwarding all members an online survey, when we will ask for direct feedback on the ECB’s findings, to enable us to build a robust picture on the wider memberships’ opinions on the important matters proposed with the ECB’s Review.
Then, and only then, will the Club be in any position to be able to consider the outcomes of the Review and make any decisions.
We wish to reiterate that this is your Club, and as such, your views and opinions are of the utmost importance to us. We will endeavour to listen to all views, discuss them openly with you, and together we will make the right decisions for Middlesex Cricket and the game moving forwards.
As a point to finish on, we strenuously wish to underline our position on being opposed to any reduction in the volume of first-class cricket played across the season and most importantly the County Championship, and we firmly stand behind our belief that this should remain at 14 games over the season.
We very much look forward to discussing these matters with you on the 3rd October at the End of Season members’ forum.