Has the ECB's plan to get more youngsters playing cricket been an epic fail?
We are now down to 247,000 regular youth cricketers in England and Wales, Bangladesh can boast of better numbers than that. Even with a massive influx of immigrants from the subcontinent the interest in cricket continues to drop. Britain's continued success in The Olympics is drawing young people into ever more diverse sports and without a solid cricket platform in public schools cricket's popularity will continue to decline in the UK.
What is the best way to improve the popularity of cricket with young people in the UK?