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Durham CCC Chair Ian Botham Criticizes Cricket's Transfer System

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 21 / 17

Durham County Cricket Club Chair Ian Botham criticized cricket's transfer system and the "potential conflict of interest when county coaches act as England selectors" after a "promising young all-rounder" left Durham to join Nottinghamshire, according to Elizabeth Ammon of the LONDON TIMES. Paul Cou...

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