Cricket: Cricketers' union official

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England's cricketers are to have their own full-time union official. The move comes amid growing concern that proceeds from a new pounds 60m TV contract, negotiated this summer by the Test and County Cricket Board, may not filter down to the domestic professional game. The new salaried post will be filled from November following a meeting of the Cricketers' Association Executive Committee. David Graveney, the 41-year-old former Gloucestershire and Durham captain who has just retired from first class cricket, is expected to head a list of nominations for the position of general secretary to the players' union.