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KENT have launched an appeal to the four rival counties who blocked the award of five compensation points following their abandoned County Championship fixture against Worcestershire.

The England and Wales Cricket Board The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales.  had proposed to award Kent nine points after their July 8-11 fixture at New Road was washed out during the floods which hit the area.

But Lancashire, Yorkshire, Warwickshire and Durham all objected to the proposal and Kent only ended up with the normal four points for a washout washout

to disperse or empty by flooding with water or other solvent.


medullary solute washout
a syndrome in which the relative hyperosmolarity of the renal medulla is reduced due to an excessive loss of sodium and chloride from
, which prompted chairman Carl Openshaw to accuse ac·cuse  
v. ac·cused, ac·cus·ing, ac·cus·es

v.tr.
1. To charge with a shortcoming or error.

2. To charge formally with a wrongdoing.

v.intr.
 the four counties of acting with "self-interest".

The ECB See electronic code book.  had offered that as a possible solution after deciding it was not feasible to proceed with their initial plan to allow the game to be replayed as New Road was still flooded, but needed the backing of all the Division One clubs for the extra points to be awarded.

Openshaw has sent a letter to the four counties, outlining the severity of the New Road conditions, highlighting Worcestershire's acknowledgement of blame in terms of failing to relocate re·lo·cate  
v. re·lo·cat·ed, re·lo·cat·ing, re·lo·cates

v.tr.
To move to or establish in a new place: relocated the business.

v.intr.
 the match, and stating that Kent were blameless blame·less  
adj.
Free of blame or guilt; innocent.



blameless·ly adv.

blame
 in the matter. The letter also cites Worcestershire's position at the bottom of Division One and the average number of points won by other counties against them -16 at the time - as a factor to be considered.

Play between Kent and Worcestershire in the LV County Championship Division Two was washed out for the second day in a row after persistent rain at Canterbury yesterday.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 23, 2007
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