I hope this letter finds you well.
Please find below notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting (“Notice” and “EGM” respectively).
We look forward to welcoming you to the East Stand Long Room at Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael’s Lane, Leeds at 10:00 on Friday 2 February 2024.
As explained in detail below, this EGM is being called to vote on one special resolution which includes a number of changes to the rules (“Rules”) of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited (“the Club”) which are required in relation to a refinancing proposal from Colin Graves. Colin is a former chair of the Club whose financial assistance was essential in safeguarding the Club’s ongoing existence some years ago and his family Trusts have continued to support the Club in recent times. The board of directors (“Board”) of the Club accepts his offer to continue to support the Club financially, which will enable the Club to bring success on the pitch, make the Club financially sustainable and ensure that our focus on being the most inclusive cricket club in the land remains a priority.
The resolution proposed to be considered at the EGM is a special resolution to enable Colin and others to join the Board immediately. In summary, it amends the Rules in the following respects (full details of the changes are contained in the resolution set out at the end of this notice):
- Providing that only persons who were Members of the Club at the date notice was given of any general meeting shall be entitled to vote at that general meeting;
- Providing that if (i) the Board ceases to have a sufficient number of members for it to operate in accordance with the Rules (i.e. be quorate) (ii) there is a vacancy on the Board that needs to be filled under the Rules or (iii) the Board considers that it is appropriate to appoint independent Non-Executive Directors to the Board in a number up to the maximum allowed under the Rules, then the Board itself will (in relation to (i) and (ii)) and/or may (in respect of (iii)) appoint a suitable candidate(s) to fill any such vacancies immediately rather than at a general meeting. The appointment of any such Board members will take effect from the date of their appointment by the Board but will be subject to confirmation pursuant to a vote of the Members at the first annual general meeting (“AGM”) following the appointment, and any such appointment shall terminate if the appointment is not confirmed by the Members at that AGM;
- Providing that if the Board members elected from the Club’s membership are fewer than the maximum of two permitted to be appointed to the Board under the Rules, and the Board considers it is appropriate to fill any such vacancy or vacancies before the next annual general meeting, it may direct the Nominations Committee to seek nominations and upon receipt of those nominations propose them for election to the Board at an extraordinary general meeting rather than waiting until the next annual general meeting;
- Providing that the nominations committee of the Board shall include up to one member of the Board elected from the Club’s membership;
- Providing that the quorum for a meeting of the Board’s Nominations Committee shall be three members rather than four; and
- Providing that, in exceptional circumstances and if decided by the Board, a Board member or chair of the Board may hold office for a further three years over the usual limits specified in the Rules.
Background to the EGM
As one of the largest county cricket clubs in the country, the Club has a responsibility to set the standards for excellence both on and off the field. I and my fellow Board members believe the starting place for this is an environment that is welcoming for all, which can only be achieved through collaboration at all levels of the game. We are proud of the significant progress that has been made over the past two years across the “Yorkshire Cricket” family – including the Club, Northern Diamonds, the Yorkshire Cricket Board (“YCB”) and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (“YCF”) – where there is now a more inclusive environment and a better foundation from which Yorkshire Cricket can continue to evolve and flourish.
In advance of the upcoming EGM, I would like to outline the background to the refinancing proposal that has led to the EGM and some important factors to be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposed Rule changes summarised above, as well as taking the opportunity to expand on the progress that the current Board has made.
Refinancing of the Club’s debts
For a number of years the Club has had substantial borrowings and an overdraft totalling nearly £17m, which are due for repayment by October 2024. With Headingley not hosting a test match in 2024 and its income from forward ticket sales therefore reduced, the Club has recently needed to carefully manage its cash resources in order to pay its creditors as they fall due. A potential shortfall was forecast in late 2022 and the Club immediately set to work seeking further working capital facilities to ensure it would be able to continue meeting its financial commitments. Since then, the Board has been working to raise funds in order to meet its requirement for working capital and to refinance its longer-term debt.
In order to assist with this, the Club engaged professional advisers to approach lenders and potential investors worldwide, with a particular focus on the UK, the US, the Middle East and India. This refinancing process has been ongoing for over twelve months and has not been straightforward due to several factors including an adverse economic climate with high inflation and increasing interest rates, uncertainty over the costs of the widely publicised Cricket Disciplinary Commission (“CDC”) investigation and resultant fines, as well as the backdrop of ongoing litigation and substantiated and unsubstantiated press reports.
These factors resulted in many parties either declining to participate or withdrawing from negotiations out of fear of association with the Club.
It also became clear early in the process that many potential suitors were primarily interested in purchasing the Club outright, thereby ending its Member-owned society status. Whilst we actively considered every offer, we were seeking to balance our directors’ duties with the interests of creditors, Members and employees in mind whilst seeking a deal structure that retained Yorkshire as a Members’ club. This had the effect of reducing the pool of prospective and viable investors.
Nevertheless, over the course of 2023, the Club and its advisers have spoken to over 350 potential parties including brokers, investors, consortiums and high net worth individuals across the globe, and have been open to any and all approaches made. Throughout, the Board has consistently taken legal and professional advice on its responsibilities and fiduciary duties, conscious of its requirement to deliver the best outcome for the Club’s Members and staff, and, in light of its financial position, increasingly prioritising the need to settle its liabilities to creditors. Having exhausted all other options, the Club entered into a period of exclusivity with the one viable option it had to secure the financial future of the Club at the time. The Board completed the associated loan agreement during this exclusivity period. The resolutions associated with the loan are being presented to you, which the Board believes should be approved by Members.
The Board has kept the England and Wales Cricket Board (“ECB”) informed of the progress of negotiations throughout the process. The ECB has been supportive of the Club and has assisted in managing the Club’s short term financial position by advances of future income due under the County Partnership Agreement in place between it and the Club but is unable to provide longer term assistance or financial support.
It is therefore the responsibility of the Board to make you as Members aware of this backdrop when presenting the associated special resolution for your approval. It is proposed that Colin Graves will be appointed to the Board and then be elected by the Board as its Chair and a number of other directors will be appointed alongside him, as detailed below. Amendments to the Rules are required to enable such appointments to be made by the Board, subject to the special resolution being passed at the EGM, subject to approval and registration of the changes by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and subject to such appointments being confirmed by you, the Members, at the next annual general meeting of the Club. Two of the current independent non-executive directors on the Board have been asked to remain on the Board (and will do so) and the remaining six independent non-executive directors will step down from the Board by no later than the date of the EGM. The two Member elected directors currently on the Board have also been requested to step down from the Board. They will do so following registration of the Rule changes by the FCA, assuming the special resolution set out in the Notice is passed at the EGM, and a process to replace the Member elected directors will be commenced following the EGM. The Board supports the offer of financing from Colin Graves and urges Members to give the associated special resolution and proposed Rule changes the support that is necessary to enable the offer to be completed.
Statement from Colin Graves and Philip Hodson
Colin Graves’ overriding and urgent objective is to ensure that the Club is placed on a sustainable financial footing as soon as possible. He is working alongside several long-standing supporters of the Club, all of whom share that aim and recognise the severity of the current financial crisis it faces.
With that in mind, Colin Graves will personally advance an unsecured loan to the Club of £1m. The proposed funding will require some changes to the Board of the Club. It will also be necessary for a special resolution to be passed by Members at the EGM, as set out in this notice.
The main Rule changes set out in the resolution enable the immediate appointment to the Board of Colin Graves, Philip Hodson, Sanjay Patel and Sanjeev Gandhi as new independent non-executive directors (“New NEDs”) subject to the passing of the resolution, registration of the Rule changes by the FCA and approval by Members. Members will be asked to confirm those appointments at the Club’s next occurring AGM. Should the New NEDs be appointed to the Board, they will work with the newly formed Board to subsequently arrange further funding of up to £4m over a 5-month period.
They will also work with all stakeholders to formulate and implement a long-term plan to make the Club once again a viable and sustainable business. The New NEDs appreciate that Members have supported the Club during one of the most challenging periods in its history. It is their intention to consult with Members widely and involve them closely as they seek to refinance and rebuild the Club in the interest of its staff, players, Members and supporters.
Since its inception in May 2022, the current Board has been dedicated and determined in its ambition to drive meaningful change to address historic issues and to provide cricket teams and supporter groups that reflect the Yorkshire of today, with the foundations and support required to rebuild and enable Yorkshire to deliver a first class performance and reputation on and off the field. Within this period the Board has delivered (amongst other things):
- Pathways: a best in class pathways programme which has seen a significant increase in uptake amongst under-represented groups, has set a new standard for unbiased and inclusive recruitment of talent, and has removed barriers to entry across socio-economic, gender, race and cultural backgrounds. Pathway reforms have been extended to the girls’ pathway.
- The Game: the significant off-field issues and the Club’s financial problems have marred the first team. The Managing Director of Cricket, Darren Gough, has made significant cost savings to the playing department, despite which the men’s first team managed to finish just 10 points short of promotion, taking in to account the points deductions levied on the Club by the CDC. The future is bright for them. The Northern Diamonds had a season of rebuilding with a young squad and new leadership team and are on a great trajectory.
- Safeguarding: the introduction of safeguarding codes and practices which meet the highest standards set out by the ECB have maximised standards of safety and security for players, supporters and staff at all levels.
- EDI: the Board has overseen the implementation of “Cricket is a Game for Me”, the Club’s EDI plan. An update was published, demonstrating the Club’s significant progress against this plan, at the end of 2023. The club is also tracking in line with the EDI commitments set out by the ECB, who indicated in the 2023 County Partnership Review that the Club was “making strong progress against the game wide commitments. You are a leading organisation on talent pathway and welcoming venues. The steps you have taken to increase the customer experience from an inclusion perspective at your ground are to be commended”. Key initiatives have been implemented in line with the EHRC’s human rights values:
- Equity: improvements made at Park Avenue Bradford, with assistance from the ECB, partners and sponsors, including the introduction of a 10-lane corridor, has increased access and take-up of the game for a wider range of budding players. Disability cricket teams have been invited to access facilities at Headingley for the first time.
- Dignity: improvements to Headingley player facilities, following consultation with female players and players from different religious and cultural backgrounds, has resulted in a more dignified player experience. Accessibility ticketing and information has been improved on the Club’s website as a direct result of consultation and feedback from our customers.
- Respect: promoting the RESPECT helpline during matches has enabled the Club to assess and review the safety of its players, Members and guests by offering the immediate reporting of anti-social behaviour experienced at the ground. A more welcoming experience has been introduced at matches through the Customer Liaison Officer, Event Safeguarding Officer and Yorkies programme. The introduction of multi-faith events has opened Headingley up to local communities, encouraging new supporters and commercial partners to return with the understanding that it is a place where everybody is embraced and welcome, while the introduction of new customer feedback systems and processes ensures Members and customers have a voice.
- Fairness: evolving the membership offering and matchday experience to be inclusive of more diverse audiences and requirements has increased the percentage of minority groups attending games and within the Club’s membership. A VIP hospitality experience has been provided to new and diverse community groups and there has been significant training and development of employees and staff in areas such as inclusive leadership, mental health, changing room culture, neurodiversity and EDI.
- Safety: a central Safeguarding function has been introduced across Yorkshire Cricket that is recognised as leading by the ECB, along with improved safeguarding case management, monitoring and reporting functions and the implementation of mental health and wellbeing tools and support for all employees and players.
- Governance: the Board worked with the Good Governance Institute to ensure rigour, ED&I, and fair and robust processes were ingrained within the management of the Club, ensuring its governance processes and structures are at the highest standards of best practice. This included Board and Member constitution reform, with the Board taking on an advocacy role for the importance of good governance and cultural change at Yorkshire Cricket . At an operational level, the Club has adopted a new set of succinct and simplified policies and procedures including overhauling processes relating to recruitment, conduct, EDI, data protection and health and safety, and the introduction of an independent whistleblowing hotline that has rebuilt the trust and confidence in the Club’s ability to deal with and respond to matters that have been raised within its terms of reference.
- Membership and Commercial deals: despite the challenging backdrop stated above, the Club revamped its membership scheme to allow much easier entry to all. Additionally, there are a number of active and progressive negotiations underway that will deliver new revenue streams in a number of incremental areas, paving the way to a more sustainable future.
- CDC Hearing: the spectre of the CDC enquiry has been dealt with. A great amount of work was done to manage this process and the Club is now in a position to move on without the weight of this hanging over its head. There is still more work to be done but the Board has confidence that the Club can deliver against the promises given.
It is incumbent on the Board to provide a balanced picture of the offer from Colin Graves, including disclosure of the main risks involved as follows:
- The offer is wholly dependent on receiving sufficient votes at the EGM to approve the special resolution set out in this notice, and on the resultant rule changes being approved by the FCA;
- The funds to be provided by Colin Graves are available in two tranches. The drawdown of the first tranche is conditional on obtaining consents from the existing lenders of the Club. We do not expect this to be problematic, however for full disclosure we must mention it;
- Drawdown of the second tranche is conditional upon Colin Graves and others being appointed as new non-executive directors of the Board and, if such appointments are not approved and effected, the first tranche could also become immediately repayable;
- The sourcing of the further investment of £4m is reliant on the new Board and there is no binding commitment to provide it or (as yet) information on the sources of these funds;
- The timing of receipt and the amount of that further £4m investment may not be sufficient to meet the Club’s liabilities at a particular point in the future without further temporary support from lenders or the ECB; and
- As with any lending transaction, there is credit risk that the lender is unable to meet his obligations.
Meaningful change takes time and the results of hard work are not always immediately visible, but in the case of the positive changes set out above these foundations have been laid. The Board and I hope that the incoming independent non-executive directors capitalise on the positive legacy left by the current Board in these areas to create a sustainable and successful future for everybody involved in Yorkshire Cricket.
As noted above, the Board supports the offer of financing from Colin Graves and urges Members to give the associated special resolution and proposed Rule changes the support that is necessary to enable the offer to be completed. Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to strive to drive the Club forward and I look forward to seeing many of you at the EGM on Friday 2 February 2024.
Harry Chathli, Chair
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited
THE YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB LIMITED
(Registration number: 28929 R)
NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (“EGM”)
Notice is given that an EGM of the Club will be held at the East Stand Long Room at Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael’s Lane, Leeds LS6 3BU on Friday 2 February 2024 at 10:00 for the purpose of transacting the following business, of which the resolution set out at point 2 below is being proposed as a special resolution.
- To receive apologies for absence.
- To consider the following special resolution to amend the rules of the Club (“Rules“) to, amongst other things, enable the appointment of member nominated directors of the Club outside of the annual general meeting process if a vacancy arises, enable the appointment of a member nominated director of the Club to the Club’s nominations committee, enable the appointment of directors of the Club generally outside of the annual general meeting process and in particular, but without limitation, to allow the board of directors of the Club (“Board”) to appoint directors of the Club to fill vacancies on the Board subject to confirmation by members of the Club at its next annual general meeting:
THAT the Rules be amended as follows:
2.1 By inserting in Rule 15.1 following the first sentence the words “If notice has been given of any general meeting, only those persons who were members at the date of giving of such notice shall be entitled to vote at that general meeting.”
2.2 By inserting in Rule 18.1.2 following the second sentence the words “This Rule 18.1.2 is without prejudice to the ability to appoint members to the Board under Rules 18.1.3 – 6, 18.2 and 19.15 – 16.”
2.3 By deleting in Rule 18.1 the existing Rules 18.1.3 and 18.1.4 and inserting new Rules 18.1.3 – 18.1.6, the wording of which is set out below:-
“18.1.3 If at any time:-
188.8.131.52 the number of Board members for the time being becomes less than the quorum required under Rule 20.2;
184.108.40.206 there is a vacancy on the Board that needs to be filled in accordance with Rule 19.15; or
220.127.116.11 there is a vacancy or vacancies on the Board that it considers it is appropriate to fill in accordance with Rules 18.104.22.168 and 19.15,
the Nominations Committee shall, in respect of any vacancy or vacancies under Rules 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199, nominate a candidate(s) for appointment to the Board and the Nominations Committee shall, if so directed by the Board, in respect of any vacancy or vacancies under Rules 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, nominate a candidate(s) for appointment to the Board;
18.1.4 The Board shall appoint a suitable candidate(s) to fill any vacancy or vacancies under Rules 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168 as soon as is practicable following the Board’s approval of the Nomination Committee’s recommendation (rather than at a general meeting);
18.1.5 The Board may appoint a suitable candidate(s) to fill any other vacancy or vacancies that the Board considers it is appropriate to fill under Rules 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 following the Board’s approval of the Nomination Committee’s recommendation (rather than at a general meeting);
18.1.6 the appointment of any Board member under Rules 18.1.4 or 18.1.5 shall take effect from the date of their appointment by the Board but their appointment shall be subject to confirmation pursuant to a vote of the Members at the first annual general meeting following their appointment and for the avoidance of doubt, such appointment shall terminate if their appointment is not confirmed by the Members at that annual general meeting. The Board shall, in its annual report for consideration at the first annual general meeting following their appointment propose the confirmation of the appointment to the Board of those Board members by the Members. The Members will vote on whether to confirm each appointment by ordinary resolution and every Member shall have one vote for each confirmation of appointment. A voting paper shall not be invalidated if a Member casts fewer votes than the maximum to which he/she is entitled and Rules 19.13 and 19.14 shall apply in respect of such voting.”
2.4 By renumbering the current Rule 18.1.5 as Rule 18.1.7.
2.5 By the addition of a new Rule 18.2, the wording of which is set out below:-
“18.2 If there is a vacancy or vacancies on the Board that the Board considers it is appropriate to fill prior to the next annual general meeting in accordance with Rules 188.8.131.52 and 19.16, then
18.2.1 The Board may direct the Nominations Committee to seek nominations and the Nominations Committee shall seek nominations from Members for election of Members to the Board in accordance with Rule 184.108.40.206 which shall be in writing on the prescribed form available from the Secretary and must include a written synopsis in a form prescribed by the Nominations Committee from time to time in which the applicant outlines their skills, competencies and experience and the qualities which they feel they have to offer towards the management of the Club’s affairs. Such written submissions must be delivered to the registered office of the Club by post or email not later than any date and time notified by the Nominations Committee from time to time. Each such nomination must be signed by no fewer than 20 Members eligible to vote;
18.2.2 Once the Nominations Committee has received nominations from Members in accordance with Rules 220.127.116.11 and 18.2.1 and proposed them to the Board under Rule 18.104.22.168, the Board shall propose those nominated candidates for election by a vote of the Members;
18.2.3 the vote of the Members under Rule 18.2.2 shall take place at an extraordinary general meeting to be convened by the Board (rather than at an annual general meeting);
18.2.4 the proposal of the Board under Rule 18.2.2 shall be made in the circular provided to Members in advance of that extraordinary general meeting (rather than in its annual report for consideration at the following annual general meeting), and the resolution to approve their appointment shall be considered at that extraordinary general meeting (rather than at an annual general meeting);
18.2.5 the appointment of any Board member by this procedure shall take effect from the date of the extraordinary general meeting at which they are elected, rather than from an annual general meeting as prescribed by Rule 19.7;
18.2.6 if the Members decline to elect a candidate recommended by the Board for election pursuant to Rule 18.2, the procedure under Rule 18.2 shall be repeated as many times as is necessary until the Board becomes quorate or the occurrence of the next annual general meeting, whichever is the earlier. ”
2.6 By renumbering the current Rules 18.2 -18.6 and any sub-Rules of those Rules accordingly.
2.7 By the addition of the words “and 18.1.3” at the end of Rule 22.214.171.124.
2.8 By deleting the existing Rule 126.96.36.199 and substituting it with the following new Rule 188.8.131.52:-
“184.108.40.206 proposing to the Board suitable Members as candidates for Board membership under Rules 220.127.116.11, 18.1.3 and 18.2.1 – 2;”
2.9 By the deletion of the word “and” at the end of Rule 19.1.2 (iii), the addition of the word “and” at the end of Rule 19.1.2 (iv) and the addition of a new Rule 19.1.2 (v), the wording of which is set out below:-
“(v) up to one member of the Board elected from the Club’s membership in accordance with Rule 18.104.22.168.”
2.10 By the deletion of the existing Rule 19.1.5 and substitution by a new Rule 19.1.15, the wording of which is set out below:-
“19.1.5 The quorum for a meeting of the Nominations Committee shall be three of its members provided also that there shall be a majority of independent Non-Executive Directors. Where only three members are in attendance, voting must be unanimous for a nomination to be passed. ”
2.11 By the addition of the words “or Board member from the Club’s membership in accordance with these Rules” in Rule 19.1.7 after the word “Director”.
2.12 By the addition to Rule 19.6 of a new sentence following the last sentence of Rule 19.6, the wording of which is set out below:-
“This Rule 19.6 is without prejudice to the ability to appoint members to the Board under Rules 18.1.3 – 6, 18.2 and 19.15 – 16.”
2.13 By deletion of the existing 19.7.4 and replacing it with a new Rule 19.7.4, the wording of which is set out below:
“Rule 19.7.4 in exceptional circumstances and at the decision of the Board (in its absolute discretion), a Board member or the Chair may hold office for a further three years over any of the above limits;”
2.14 By the addition of a new Rule 19.7.6 following the existing Rule 19.7.5, the wording of which is set out below:-
“19.7.6 A Board member appointed under Rules 18.1.4 and 18.1.5 shall continue to serve for an initial term of approximately 3 years from the annual general meeting at which their appointment is confirmed pursuant to Rule 18.1.6 until the conclusion of the Club’s annual general meeting occurring approximately 3 years from that date.”
2.15 By deleting in Rule 19.15.1 the word “and” at the end of Rule 19.15.1.
2.16 By the addition in Rule 19.15.2 after the words “in any other case” of the following words “where there is a vacancy that needs to be filled under Rule 22.214.171.124” and deleting the words “under which the departing Board member had been appointed save that if the Board resolves that it would be desirable to appoint a candidate sooner than the following annual general meeting, the provisions of Rules 18.1.3 .1 – 126.96.36.199 shall apply” and replacing those words with the following words “and the provisions of Rules 18.1.3 – 4 and 18.1.6 shall apply; and”
2.17 By the addition of a new Rule 19.15.3 following the existing Rule 19.15.2, the wording of which is set out below:-
“19.15.3 in any other case, where there is a vacancy on the Board that it considers it is appropriate to fill under Rules 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206, the Nominations Committee shall, if so directed by the Board, nominate a suitable candidate(s) to fill the vacancy or vacancies and shall ensure, as far as is practicable, that the candidate(s) satisfy the requirements of the Rule (namely Rule 220.127.116.11) and the provisions of Rules 18.1.3 and 18.1.5 – 6 shall apply.”
2.18 By the addition of a new Rule 19.6, the wording of which is set out below:-
“19.16 If there is a vacancy or vacancies on the Board that the Board considers it is appropriate to fill in accordance with Rules 18.104.22.168 (but where the number of directors is sufficient to constitute a quorum), the Board may resolve that it would be desirable to appoint a candidate sooner than the following annual general meeting, in which case the provisions of Rules 18.2 shall then apply.”
2.19 By renumbering the current Rule 19.16 as Rule 19.17 and the sub-Rules of that Rule accordingly.
2.20 By capitalising the word “board” to read “Board” in the title of Rule 21.
2.21 By the addition in Rule 21 of a new Rule 21.6 following the existing Rule 21.5, the wording of which is set out below, and renumbering the current Rules 21.6 and 21.7 as Rules 21.7 and 21.8 respectively:-
“21.6 The Board shall have the powers to direct the Nominations Committee and to appoint members of the Board under Rules 18.1.3, 18.1.5 – 18.1.6, 18.2 and 19.15 – 16.”
2.23 By the addition in Rule 33 after the definition of “Subsidiary” a new defined term, the wording of which is set out below:-
” “vacancy” and “vacancies” in respect of membership of the Board under Rules 22.214.171.124 and 18.2 shall mean that there is a Board membership position or positions that can be filled up to the maximum number under Rules 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 respectively;”
3. Any other business.
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Limited
- A member may appoint another person as proxy to exercise all or any of their rights to attend, speak and vote at the meeting. A proxy must be a member of the Club entitled to attend and vote at a general meeting. The appointment of a proxy will not preclude a member from attending and voting in person at the meeting.
- To be effective, any voting form and proxy form must be completed, signed (unless being submitted online) and sent:
- online via completion and submission through https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90664139/The-YCCC-EGM-Online-Voting-February-2024; or
- by post to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael’s Lane, Leeds, LS6 3BU marked for the attention of the Club Secretary; or
- during normal business hours/between the hours of 9.30 am and 5.30 pm on any weekday (Saturdays, Sundays and bank or public holidays in England excepted) by hand to The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley Cricket Ground, St. Michael’s Lane, Leeds, LS6 3BU marked for the attention of the Club Secretary;
in each case so as to be received not later than 10:00 on31 January 2024 or, if the meeting is adjourned, not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for holding any adjourned meeting.
- Proxy forms and voting forms may be sent by electronic means only via the online voting system referred to at note 1.2.1 above. Any proxy forms or voting forms sent to any electronic address will not be validly received by the Club.