With speculation about the domestic cricket schedule, Warwickshire wants to hear from Members so that their thoughts can be considered before the Board discuss the matter ahead of a final vote.
Unfortunately, the ECB’s High Performance Review proposals are yet to be published, but there should be a series of consultation sessions over the next 10 days, meaning that the Club will be in a position to discuss with Members on Day Two of the LV= Insurance County Championship game against Somerset.
A Members’ Forum will be held during lunch (12.30pm) on Tuesday 13 September in the 1882 Suite when Stuart Cain, Chief Executive, will discuss the proposals openly to explain the rationale and take on board Member’s views.
There will also be a Members’ Committee meeting the same week, so that the elected representatives can formally feedback Member’s views to the Board.
Stuart Cain said: “We are supportive of the LV= Insurance County Championship, but to date haven’t received any detail around the High Performance Review and potential proposals. So, media coverage is just speculation at the moment.
“We should receive these proposals over the coming week and there are then a series of consultation sessions with all First Class Counties, the Professional Cricketer’s Association, broadcasters and fan groups. This will culminate in a final ECB proposal covering the entire High Performance Review – of which the domestic schedule is a part – around the 9 September.
“With this in mind, we would like to invite Members to a Members’ Forum during lunch on Tuesday 13 September. This will give us the opportunity to discuss in detail the proposals and take feedback.
“In addition, we are arranging a Members’ Committee meeting for week commencing 12 September to again secure the views of those nominated to represent the Membership, which is the regulatory way of connecting the views of the Membership with the Board.
“These Member conversations, along with the views of the Director of Cricket, First Team Coach and senior management within the Club will inform the view put to the Board so that they can decide on how the Chair of Warwickshire CCC will then vote.
“We want to make sure that all interested parties feel like they’ve had chance to discuss, understand and give feedback on the proposals, albeit in a relatively tight timescale so that everybody’s voice is heard in this important debate.”