I think quite a number of public enquiries have a mix of open and closed sessions. Some people giving evidence in delicate matters, such as sexual abuse enquiries, may be willing to waive their right to anonymity while others would only give evidence if they knew their identity was protected.What organisations, except for courts and Parliamentary sub committees, holds 'open sessions'?
Is this what you read Newby? By George Dobell. He suggests that now all but one of the 'accused' Yorkshire contingent are happy to have an open enquiry. And note the way he refers to AR as Azeem.....pally pally pallyStill some shilly shallying about whether it will be heard in public or not, but sadly it now seems we will have to wait another 6 weeks or so before this saga reaches some kind of resolution in front of the CDC.
There was a preliminary hearing on Monday which seems to have at least concluded that the CDC do not have the power to strip Yorkshire of International fixtures. It's not explicit in the article I read but I'm not sure they can make a points deduction either, the question of relegation is not now an issue of course.
So, it will all come down to a possible financial sanction against Yorkshire and further reputational damage to the club, the ex-players involved and Gary Ballance.
Absolutely.That's the article I read.
I agree when you distil it down it all looks pretty small beer, he said, she said kind of stuff. I hope when it's done the spotlight will move to the wider issue of how to provide opportunities for all races and all social classes to participate in the game.
Cricket is no different to other areas of life in Britain, we can never have equal opportunities, but we can do much better.