BBC Sport - Jamie Clifford: Domestic game not to blame for England's results
England form not related to county game
- From the section Cricket
Kent chief executive Jamie Clifford tells BBC Radio Kent he does not believe there is a correlation between the number of county cricket clubs and England's success at international level.
Lord MacLaurin, a former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has suggested merging Kent and Sussex to help reduce the number of county sides from 18 to 12 and improve the quality of cricketers England produces.
Kent were formed in 1842, contested the inaugural County Championship in 1890 and have won the title six times in their history, sharing the trophy on one other occasion.
Clifford opposes that plan and says Kent "deserves a county cricket club".