£15m richer

I forgot to mention yesterday that the ECB will next week sign a new deal with nPower, the electricity company, worth £15m. Their current deal is £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.