Warwickshire County Cricket Club strongly refutes the claims made online by The Times newspaper yesterday regarding the recruitment of players.

The team that will be based at Edgbaston in the ECB’s new tournament, The Hundred, is a completely separate entity from Warwickshire CCC and the recruitment of that squad will be led by the appointed Head Coach under the rules and regulations of the tournament draft system.

Whilst The Times was quick to remove the story once challenged by the club, Warwickshire CCC is awaiting an apology and a full retraction of this story and is also taking legal advice on this matter.