Essex Cricket Club want to take Twenty20 cricket to the Olympic Stadium and say West Ham are very up for the idea ‘The Olympic Stadium offers us with a tremendous opportunity to take top cricket into East London,’ said Essex Cricket chairman John Faragher
‘We’ve got a very good relationship with Newham Council and we’ve had lots of positive discussions. There are a lot of things we need to sort out but it’s a very strong possibility we will play there. The potential is enormous.”
‘We will obviously have to work around the football season but West Ham are very up for this and I’m excited at the prospect,’ Faragher added.
‘Our groundsman has been down there and we would bring in drop-in pitches to make this work. If you approach something with the right mindset you can make it happen.’
‘Everybody is on about the franchise system, but that’s not what we need,’ insisted Faragher. ‘We need a strong county system and it’s so important we get it right next time. ‘That, to me, means an English Premier League.’