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Kent Women tie v Sussex upheld by ECB

Monday 11th May 2015


Kent Women's controversial tie with Sussex at The County Ground, Beckenham last week has been upheld.

The ECB has been in communication with the umpires, and the Kent and Sussex management teams regarding events at the conclusion of the Royal London Women’s One-Day Championship match between the two sides on Monday 4 May 2015.

Following receipt of all information and discussions with the Head of ECB Association of Cricket Officials, it has been decided that there is no reason to overturn any decision made by the umpires on the day, nor the outcome of the game as had been determined on the day. The match is therefore a tie.

Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: “Kent Cricket did ask ECB to review the result of the Royal London One-Day Cup Division One fixture between Kent and Sussex.

"Despite being informed that the result will stand, we do not believe that there has been an appropriate review and a number of questions remain unanswered. We have asked ECB to further clarify a number of matters.

"Media interest in the outcome confirms to us that the top level of the women’s game needs to have the appropriate measures in place to ensure that competitions are conducted to the highest possible standards.

"We have a collective responsibility to the players, spectators and sponsors to ensure that this is the case. I look forward to helping ensure that this will be the case in the future.

"In the meantime we have the rest of the County Championship to concentrate on and then the excitement of England and Australia playing an Ashes Test match in Canterbury. All of which will help to further increase the profile of the game in the county.”

Kent Women are next in action against Lancashire and Nottinghamshire on Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25 May respectively at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Canterbury Christ Church University is the proud Major Sponsor of Kent Women's Cricket, reigning county champions.