English Twenty20 winners to enter Stanford Series

Published: Friday, July 25, 2008, 18:31 [IST]
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English cricket's Twenty20 Cup winners will be invited to play in the latest creation of American billionaire Sir Allen Stanford, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive David Collier said Friday.

Stanford has already announced a 10 million pounds winner-takes-all Twenty20 match between England and a West Indies select XI and now he is planning a Stanford Super Series in the Caribbean.

Kent, Essex, Durham and Middlesex, who take part in the English finals on Saturday, will also be competing for the chance to join the Super Series in which Trinidad and Tobago will play in matches against England and the Stanford Super Stars.

Collier believes Stanford's brainchild can take county cricket to another level as it gives the domestic champions a taste of international action.

"It's a great opportunity for the champions to play Trinidad and Tobago," Collier said. "A real opportunity to link the domestic game with international game."

Collier also confirmed that there would be no appearance fees on offer for England players in their winner-takes-all clash.

West Indies legend Richie Richardson added: "It's going to create interest and enthusiasm that's been lacking in West Indies cricket."

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