Counties Opposition to New T20 Competition -  Chief Executive Statement

There have been several articles in the papers over the last few days reporting that ten Counties, including Somerset, have written collectively to the ECB Chairman opposing the new T20 Competition.

Somerset voted in favour of this new tournament and, consequently, we support it. This support, however, is conditional on Somerset and other Counties too, receiving the appropriate protections to ensure our future. This was the purpose of the letter.

The cricket landscape is changing quickly, and our objective is one of supporting the evolution of the game. Explicably though, our absolute priority is protecting Somerset County Cricket Club and our future place at the table.