0 Changing Boundaries

The Sir Allen Stanford affair means plans for two Twenty20 events in 2010 must be looked at, says Skysports pundit Bob Willis.

I've felt uneasy about the ECB's relationship with Sir Allen Stanford from day one - it always looked like a mistake and a poor piece of judgement to me.

One of my colleagues gave me the inside track on the Texan last year and said Stanford was to be avoided at all costs, even when the so-called Stanford Legends were taking his dollars.

Now what was billed as a special relationship has been suspended as Stanford is investigated for alleged fraud and cricket is left to pick up the pieces.

The ramifications affect many things, not least the two Twenty20 leagues proposed to begin in this country in 2010; Stanford was expected to become a major backer of the P20 but now the two competitions look almost identical and are in drastic need of a re-think.

This is the result of trying to build something on ego-driven principles.

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