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Mystery of the BL vote

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« on: February 03, 2017, 06:31:55 pm »

Interesting posts !
There is definitely pressure from ECB to reduce the number of divisions in BDPCL and indeed other Premier Leagues nationwide and in line with this there has been a lot of conversation between the leagues management and the member clubs. There is a rumour that the decision will be taken out of the Premier League's hands by the ECB by 2020 anyway. The close vote was replicated at our committee meeting with the challenge of the cricket just edging the desire to travel less for a game. The motives for the change are as good as the original reasons for expansion of an ailing Birmingham League to create a tier below the first class game that gave shop window to talent by putting all the quality in one place. The development of Minor Counties cricket at the time the BDPCL opened up saw an upturn in standards that is now also being reversed due to the commitment required for the three day game. Shropshire's selectors spend a long time trying to find available players that are rarely their first choice players. It's no wonder they turn to "outsiders" ?
Mercenaries will always disrupt any elite programme as clubs shell out obscene amounts to "progress their ambitions" Money that can be better spent developing facilities and juniors ? It will happen again this year.
We are as a club happy to play in the BDPCL but would equally have no qualms playing back in the county if that's where it all takes us. As to the others in the set up we don't know who voted how (it was a secret ballot) but as you suggest turkeys don't vote for Xmas !
Looking forward to a great summer and wishing all sides well !
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