However, as a member, I was wondering if anyone on here could clarify for me how we are being compensated as a club for the loss of our chief executive , director of cricket and head coach for the tournament as well as the work they are doing for the franchise whilst employed by Glamorgan.
I am aware that the ecb stuffed every county's mouth with coin to to the tune of £1.3m pa to get the tournament approved in the first place, however they have always made clear that the franchises were a separate commercial entity merely leasing their home venues for the tournament.
I understand that there were contractual arrangements made for the player involvement but we seem to be the only venue committing so many senior managerial resources to the franchise.
Are these jobs being done at Glamorgan's expense or are we being compensated by either the individuals or the franchise for their time away from their jobs? There doesn't seem to be any transparency on this issue.
Using Glamorgan resources in this way must also alienate the supposed partner counties from an affinity with the franchise. The implementation of this arrangement appears to mirror the mistakes Welsh rugby made implementing regional rugby, alienating partners, limiting commercial opportunities and depriving the county side of playing and management resources leading to their long-term demise.
We were promised £65k per match as ground rent plus 30% of the ticket sales and hospitality. I look forward to seeing how much of that turns up in the accounts next year.
This would have been more than enough to appoint a separate liaison officer to work with the franchise to maximise revenues and leave the Glamorgan employees to look after the interests of the county and it's membership.