The Members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club tonight overwhelmingly passed three special resolutions at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held in the Long Room at Headingley.
The Club can now continue to drive the right approach through essential governance reforms and meets conditions set by the England & Wales Cricket Board for the return of International and major matches at their ground.
178 Members were in attendance at the EGM and over 1100 Members registered votes either in person, electronically or via proxy. The results of the voting on EGM resolutions were:
- Resolution 1 was passed with 85% of votes in favour: 1109 votes were cast with 932 for, 155 against and 22 abstentions.
- Resolution 2 was passed with 83% of votes in favour: 1107 votes were cast with 897 for, 182 against and 28 abstentions.
- Resolution 3 was passed 85% of votes in favour: 1105 votes were cast with 927 for 159 against and 19 abstentions.
Reacting to the agreed resolutions, Lord Kamlesh Patel, Chair of YCCC, said:
“We welcome the outcome of this EGM and thank the Members for their full and proper consideration, an open exchange of views, and their votes.
“It is an overwhelming vote for positive change.
“This support will help Yorkshire County Cricket Club to be an inclusive and welcoming place and gives us the clarity and certainty we need to keep building this great club.
“Yorkshire has now met the ECB’s conditions for the return of international cricket and, working with them, we’ll deliver some great events here at Headingley this summer.
“We’re looking forward to the start of the season, for all our teams and for cricket at all levels right across this County.”
Up to six non-executive directors can now be appointed to the Board, better reflecting the communities the Club serves, whilst the Membership can ensure a strong voice on the Board with two representatives invited to join. All nominees will be presented to Members for approval at the upcoming AGM.
Yorkshire’s ground will play host to England men’s LV=Insurance Test against New Zealand from Thursday 23 June and the final match of the Royal London Series against South Africa on Sunday 24 July.