Ed Warner: Cricket has a membership dilemma

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By Matt Hardy English cricket is braced to be declared institutionally racist. The results of an independent inquiry are imminent. The England and Wales Cricket Board is corralling the boards of the 18 first-class counties to prepare their statements of contrition. Quite what the hundred thousand-plus members of said counties will think is another matter, though. All but three of the counties are member-owned, a source of both strength and weakness for the game. Pay a couple of hundred quid and you not only get to watch cricket but also have a say in the leadership of your team and, as Andrew …

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