The Strauss Review

8 Sep 2022 | Cricket

Following discussions at the recent Members’ Forum, the Club has set out the next steps regarding Sir Andrew Strauss’s High-Performance Review.

A copy of the review is available to view HERE .

Brief overview:

  • The overarching objective of the Review is to enable England Men’s teams to be number 1 in the world across all formats of the game within five years.
  • The review seeks to provide recommendations in four key areas, including a thriving domestic game.
  • Most recommendations do not relate to the domestic structure and instead focus on other parts of the game which need to improve if England are to be successful.
  • A minimum of 12 Counties need to vote in favour of any changes to the domestic structure of the game.
  • It has been determined by County Chairs that there will be no change to the number of matches in the County Championship in 2023.
  • There will be no reduction in the number of first-class counties.

What happens now?

The proposals are in the “consultation stage”, with recommendations to submitted to First Class Counties on Monday 12th September 2022.

The Board will assess the proposals and will consult with Members, players, coaches, partners and other key stakeholders to consider their views.

On Tuesday, 20th September, First Class County Chairs will consider the ECB high-performance review proposals.

What this means for members

We know that Members are hugely interested and engaged in the review process and its proposals; please be assured that your views have been and will be listened to and we will continue to engage with you openly and transparently throughout the process.

Under the Rules of the Club, the Board, after taking into consideration the views of Members and other stakeholders, will be responsible and accountable for making the final decision in the best interests of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.