Legendary English batsman Geoff Boycott's hopes of joining the board at Yorkshire County club is in jeopardy with club chairman Steve Denison not in favour of the Yorkshireman joining the board. Boycott, a former Yorkshire captain and more recently president, has reportedly got enough nominations to be put forward as a prospective new board member at the club's annual general meeting over Easter.
However, Denison while speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, did not think that such a move was favourable for the board, saying, "We want individuals with skills that can guarantee the survival of the club", as quoted by DailyMail.
"The success we have had in the last two seasons has been on the back of a very stable board and a very stable management team, all pointing in the same direction."
"He is a boyhood hero of mine — I invaded the pitch aged 13 when he got his 100th hundred at Headingly."
"But the problem we face at the moment is the club has been in serious financial difficulty for a long time, propped up (former chairman) Colin Graves."
"We need specialist skills on our board in relation to finance and construction, and that's the direction of the board over the next few years."
Yorkshire, who are the reigning county champions, are planning a multi-million pound redevelopment of the Football Ground stand to try and guarantee test match status beyond the agreement with the England and Wales Cricket Board, in place until 2019. Despite registering an annual profit of £368,000 ($513,690) and an increased income of £8.4m, Yorkshire are still in significant debts with test-match status crucial to their well-being.