Resentment towards the England & Wales Cricket Board has been fairly rife over recent months, with the Hundred surging to the forefront of the summer’s cricketing calendar. It has been suggested that the subsequent lack of red-ball practice for England’s Test players has led to some lackluster performances and undermined the purest format of the game.
Discontent has only grown over the past week as it was revealed by The Guardian that the board’s senior executives would be sharing a £2.1m bonus fund despite COVID-enforced job cuts. At Headingley on day three of the third Test with India, some fans decided to make their feelings public as a plane flew over the ground, brandishing the words “Sack the ECB and save Test cricket”.
— Gary Hughes (@GaryNHughes) August 27, 2021