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The England and Wales Cricket Board have just received a report that the uninitiated might think would cheer them up but which, as my colleague Nick Hoult has pointed out, makes very uncomfortable reading indeed. Last year the NatWest T20 Blast was the seventh most popular sport in the country, ahead of international cricket and, indeed, of the FA Cup. The problem is that this version of the short-form game, in which all counties participate, is likely to be ditched and replaced by a competition in which just eight teams play each other in big cities. Some counties are happy with this; many are not; the row goes on; and it will be stoked up by news that a golden goose is indeed about to be killed, but not perhaps in the way many might have expected.He goes on to suggest a new format for county cricket which I, for one, don't fully agree with.
Just over 4 weeks until the first friendly starts.[…]