Collingwood mystified and angry over ECB dumping of 50-over cricket

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London, Aug.28 (ANI): Stand-in England skipper Paul Collingwood has said that he is both mystified and angry over the England and Wales Cricket Board's decision to cancel 50-over cricket from the 2010-11 season.

"County cricket should mirror internationals. If players are not playing 50-over cricket, that will be a hindrance," The Sun quoted Collingwood, as saying.

The ECB have succumbed to the counties, who find the current Pro40 event easier to sell to fans.

ECB chairman Giles Clarke defended the decision.

He said: "South Africa, the world's leading one-day team, do not mirror 50 overs in their own domestic season."

The Twenty20 competition will have two pools of nine, which will be based on a north-south split. (ANI)

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