United’s fu­ture up in the air

The Cricket Paper - - ECB PREMIER LEAGUES - By James Roberts

SH­EFFIELD & Phoenix United have been sus­pended from the York­shire South Pre­mier League with the team strug­gling to raise a team for their match against Tick­hill this week­end.

The club’s fu­ture is now in doubt, with the league com­mit­tee sus­pend­ing the team “to re­move any un­cer­tainty about the re­main­ing games.”

“The League are very aware of the ex­tra­or­di­nary dif­fi­cul­ties that have been faced by the club dur­ing the sea­son, and in par­tic­u­lar over the last few weeks,” a state­ment from the league chair­man Roger Pugh read.

“We would like to place on record our thanks for the ef­forts made by the chair­man, Michael He­sel­tine, his son Ja­cob, and Matthew Rees to keep the team go­ing at this very dif­fi­cult time.

“We will con­tinue to sup­port Michael in his talks about the fu­ture of the club in the com­ing weeks.”

All points earned from games in­volv­ing the club will stand, while their op­po­nents for their fi­nal three matches will all re­ceive 12 points.

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