Plea to mods - I suspect that technically this might breach some rules - if so please give it some thought before closing the thread as the issue it raises is important to a number of us - Ta
Leave the county championship alone!
County Cricket in this country is facing a severe threat from the money men at the big grounds who are seeking to create a second IPL in the UK.
Currently they have made proposals to reduce the County Championship on the grounds that there is too much cricket played at the moment. The real reason to destroy the County Championship is to create space for more commercially driven 20 over rubbish.
The inevitable outcome of these proposals will be the demise of First Class 4 day cricket in this country and the death of great county cricket clubs like Sussex, Kent, Somerset and Derbyshire.
Please sign the petition and pass it on to anybody else who you think might be willing to sign it.
George Dobell the author of the petition is a young professional cricket writer who is exactly the right person to co-ordinate this effort.
If you are interested in keeping in touch with the debate and the associated issues please let me know.
After signing the petition you will be asked to make a donation to the website which hosts these petitions - this is entirely voluntary and there is no need to do so.