sport news County Championship to resume pre-Covid format of two divisions from next summer

sport news County Championship to resume pre-Covid format of two divisions from next summer
sport news County Championship to resume pre-Covid format of two divisions from next summer
County Championship to resume pre-Covid format of two divisions from next summer - after calls to retain three-group structure from this year fell short of passing majority by just ONE vote The County Championship was initially staged between three groups But needing a two-thirds majority to continue format it fell short by one vote The championship will once again feature two divisions format from before 2020 Meanwhile, the Bob Willis Trophy is set to be moved from end of season slot 

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The LV= Insurance County Championship will return to two divisions in 2022 after the 18 first-class clubs rejected the ECB’s proposal for one final year of conference cricket.

A fortnight ago at a meeting at Lord’s, 11 of the county chairs backed a repeat of the three group first-class structure used during the pandemic while five voted for the divisional system and two abstained.

Crucially that left the conference plan one vote short, as such changes require a two-thirds majority to be ratified, and

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