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EDM (Early Day Motion) 574: tabled on 19 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House calls on the Durham County Cricket Club (DCCC) partnership stakeholders, notably the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Durham County Council, to secure the future of first-class and international cricket in County Durham; condemns the punitive action of the ECB against DCCC; encourages the ECB to review its procedures for allocation of international cricket matches; believes that the ECB should commit to ensuring that cricket fans can still enjoy professional cricket at all levels, including international and test cricket, at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street; and further calls on the ECB to clarify regulation governing points penalties and to set out what other options were discussed with DCCC before imposing relegation, points deductions and loss of test status.