Cricket and the Weather – A Tricky Business
The imposition of drought restrictions across much of the country has predictably led to a sustained period of wet weather and reminded us, after a couple of lucky years, that scheduling cricket matches in the first half of April is a pretty hit-and-miss business. Thankfully, whilst many games have been affected by rain, a number have been played to a conclusion, and it already looks as if the LV= County Championship will be a close-run thing.
The West Indies will be the first International visitors to our shores this summer. They have a rapid turnaround between their final home Test on 27 April 2012, their first tour fixture against Sussex a week later, and the first Test at Lord’s less than two weeks after that. A new time zone and very different weather conditions are just some of the challenges international cricketers face.
Finally, a last word from me for a while (you'll be pleased to hear) regarding the anti-corruption tutorial. I'm pleased to say every player registered by the 18 First-Class Counties has now completed the training. Great effort lads – and thanks.