So sense prevailed. No one saw any advantages in a reduced program of first class cricket, preferring the more obvious trimming back of limited overs matches, which have proliferated recently.
Championship division one stays as a 9 team concern and the Championship stays as the fantastic 16 match per season event that we know and love.
Would have been mad, having just produced an away Ashes winning England team, also presumably Counties would have risked a lower income from reduced memberships which include Championship matches but not T20.
The ECB have listened…. I’m nervous – this is a new thing, surely that can’t last can it?
But while they are at it….. Summer [and weekend] Championship cricket …..Please?????