Kevan Jones MP supports the campaign
- July 3, 2017
- Posted by: Just Not Cricket
- Category: durham cricket
Following Purdah and the General Election, the team met with Kevan Jones MP who was returned with an increased majority of 59.9%.
Mr Jones has given his full support to the campaign against the ECB’s harsh treatment of Durham CCC.
In a debate on the subject held in Westminster Hall on 1st December 2016, Mr Jones accused the ECB of a lack of transparency over the decision that will mean Durham starting the season in Division Two of the County Championship on minus 48 points, stripped of the right to host Test cricket and given a string of financial sanctions as agreed conditions to the governing body’s £3.8m bailout of the club in October.
Mr Jones stated that, while Durham were in financial difficulty amid debts of £7.5m, the club had not gone bankrupt and therefore ECB regulations, which are unpublished but that he had obtained through a source inside the governing body, should not have been applied. He went on to state that the punishment did not tally with the document he had seen.