Durham look to appoint Ian Botham as new chairman

After a meeting at the Durham Cricket Council, the Durham County Cricket Club has reported its goal to possibly appoint former legendary English allrounder, Sir Ian Botham, as their club’s new chairman

On being inquired about the latest advancements Botham said:

“I am very privileged to be invited to accept the role of Chairman at Durham County Cricket Club but it is important that we all recognise the size of the task ahead. I was fortunate enough to play for the club during its first professional season and have always taken a keen interest in the club’s fortunes and many successes.”

Botham additionally communicated his desire to see the club deliver the sort of ability that would serve both Durham and England well for quite a while to come. He means to work closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) alongside the Durham Cricket Council to draw a legitimate guide for persistent success.

Precisely a month back, the ECB took the choice of relegating Durham to Division Two in the County Championship and dock them 48 focuses next season. In a choice that served as a final offer to different districts too to not fall into poor budgetary conditions, the board made its goals uproarious and clear. In addition, Durham will likewise confront a four-point punishment in the 2017 T20 Blast and a two-point penalty in the One-Day Cup.

In what will be a testing time ahead, it will be super-interesting to see how Botham manages to handle the club from the dire straits it currently sits in.

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