I forgot to mention yesterday that the ECB will next week sign a new deal with nPower, the electricity company, worth Â£15m. Their current deal is Â£7m which means a 40% increase. That’s quite staggering. Full article at Cricinfo.
It was very long ago that an England cricketer (never mind a county professional) earned very little. Yet the increase in popularity of the sport, so it is thought, is reaping rewards for all involved in the game…well, nearly everyone It’s an encouraging sign, so long as the money is managed properly and used for all the right reasons.