Results from survey of clubs on possible revisions to regulations on promotion and regulation.
Following a survey of all Leinster clubs on their views on changes to the system of promotion and relegation, there was a clear majority in favour of maintaining the status quo – ie two clubs promoted/demoted each year across the league structure.
The proposed amendment to General Playing Regulation 9.2 was:
‘For all divisions, the two teams finishing at the top of a league table will normally be promoted to the next highest division for the following season and the two teams finishing at the bottom of a league table will normally be relegated to the next lowest division for the following season except where the team finishing second to last in any division is a higher team in a club than the team finishing in second position of the league below. In this case only the team finishing last in the league will be relegated and the team finishing top of the lower league will be promoted.’
The results of the survey by club were:
In support of the proposed amendment: Leinster, North Kildare, Laois, Old Belvedere, Terenure, Cork County and Dundrum.
Against the proposed amendment: Railway Union, Clontarf, Pembroke, The Hills, Wicklow County, Phoenix, Malahide and YMCA.
The remaining clubs did not vote.
The Executive has asked the Development Sub-Committee, in consultation with the other relevant bodies and committees, to review the options for spreading the support base for cricket into new areas and encouraging new clubs without changing the promotion / regulation regulations.