Ian Botham calls for jersey transfer system after Durham

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Sir Ian Botham, the chairman of Durham, has angrily questioned conflicts of interest within the England selection panel and called for the introduction http://www.authenticcapitalshop.com/authentic-92-evgeny-kuznetsov-jersey.html of a transfer system in cricket after seeing Paul Coughlin, a talented all-rounder, opt to leave the embattled club for Nottinghamshire.In a pointed statement issued on Tuesday announcing Coughlin’s decision to leave for a three-year deal at Trent Bridge, Botham expressed his frustration at losing a home-grown player and while not naming him directly, highlighting the fact that one of the draws of Nottinghamshire is that their director of cricket, Mick Newell, is also on the national selection panel.
Coughlin’s departure stems from Durham’s enforced relegation last October, as the three-year contract he signed just weeks before included a £20,000 buyout clause should the club find themselves in Division Two. With Keaton Jennings, the England opener, in possession of a similar clause in his deal and on the radar of Notts and Lancashire, the situation could re-emerge soon.Toby Roland-Jones excels for Middlesex but back issue causes concern
Toby Roland-Jones showed why England see him as a major player for the Ashes, impressing for Middlesex before going off with a stiff lower backBotham, whose chairmanship began when Durham were restructured as a community-interest http://www.authenticcapitalshop.com/authentic-30-ilya-samsonov-jersey.html company following their £3.8m bailout by the England and Wales Cricket Board, claims Coughlin was offered new terms this season but is leaving for the greater international opportunities. And though the club received the small fee for the move, the former England all-rounder was clearly put out.Botham said: “I respect Paul’s right to move clubs and understand that players at certain times in their careers may want to move on. However, it’s without question that our second division status, points-penalties and difficult financial situation have created an opportunity for rival counties and intermediaries to unsettle players with promises of first division cricket, greater England opportunities and immediate financial reward.
“The ECB is currently reviewing its partnership agreement with the counties and Durham will be making strong representations to properly reward those that invest in the development of local talent.“They need to introduce a transfer or similar system of compensation, [and] to remove the potential for http://www.officiallaramsauthentic.com/Eugene-Sims-Jersey.html conflict of interest by preventing serving directors of cricket acting as selectors, and to better regulate the behaviour of agents.”There is no suggestion that Coughlin’s agents, Quantum Sport, have acted inappropriately. Newell, who along with Angus Fraser of Middlesex is both an England selector and a county director of cricket, declined to comment when contacted by the Guardian but speaking on BBC Radio Nottingham he said: “It’s always going to happen that players will look to their own careers.”The issue of selectors holding such Rams Jersey positions Capitals Authentic Jersey and thus whether it increases the appeal of their clubs to prospective players – falls under the remit of Andrew Strauss, who opted to retain the current panel that also includes James Whitaker and the England head coach, now Trevor Bayliss, when he became director of England cricket back in 2015.With Durham remaining in Division Two next year after failing to overcome their 48-point deduction this season, and Nottinghamshire within touching distance of promotion to cap a summer that saw them win both the Royal London Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast, the appeal to Coughlin, a 25-year-old seam-bowling all-rounder, is clear.
Coughlin becomes the latest http://www.officiallaramsauthentic.com/Case-Keenum-Jersey.html player to leave the north-east since the events of last autumn, with Scott Borthwick and Mark Stoneman both joining Surrey – the latter earning his first Test cap this past summer – albeit having agreed terms at The Oval before the ECB’s bailout.Jennings, who was dropped from the Test team this summer, could well join them, with Nottinghamshire strong contenders for his signature. There is talk that the captaincy may be an added incentive in light of Chris Read’s impending retirement, while the departures of Michael Lumb, Greg Smith and Brendan Taylor give them money to spend.


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