The ECB have revealed that domestic 50-over cricket will be dumped from next year. I haven't heard a more absurd and ill-thought out proposal since the previous ECB announcement on the future of the county game about three minutes ago. What about the recommendations of the Schofield Report? What about the bizarre second Twenty20 tournament that never got off the ground?
The ECB agreed to abolish the 40 over domestic competion in July of last year. Now it has been given a stay of execution. What exactly has happened to change the situation so radically since then? The ECB give the impression of coming up with these plans after a night in the Lord's Tavern with one too many lager shandies.