Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chief-Exec behind Clarke

JOHN LIGHT, Gloucestershire chief-executive has spoken out in favour of his ECB counterpart Giles Clarke, following criticism of the man who oversaw the controversial deal with Allen Stanford.

There had been calls for Clarke to stand down following an investigation that found Stanford to be involved with fraudulent activity in the United States, but our man has given his support, describing Clarke as a man of 'energy, drive and commitment'.

The comments come as no surprise to members who have seen the club put plans in place to develop the County Ground, and ECB funding will be vital to ensure the success of such plans.

Light sighted the £670,000 grant that has enabled the new drainage system to be installed at Nevil Road, and 'don't-bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you' must be the attitude in order to secure more funding, and long-term, entice more major cricket to Bristol.

JOHN BRACEWELL will be arriving in Bristol this weekend, ahead of a press conference on Monday that will see the New Zealander's second term as head-coach begin.

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