Pigott's plans for the future of Sussex: Cricket

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Tony Pigott, the former Sussex and England pace bowler, yesterday pledged to maintain his campaign to oust the entire Sussex committee after the county had been thrown into further turmoil with the resignation of the chairman, Alan Caffyn.

Pigott welcomed the resignation as a "step in the right direction", though Sussex have appointed their long-serving committee member, Ken Hopkins, as chairman in succession to Caffyn, whose seven-year reign came to an end after he pinned much of the blame for an exodus of players from Hove on the axing of Alan Wells, the former captain.

Pigott, who served Sussex for 18 years, has forced a special general meeting on 8 April, when there will be a vote of no confidence in the committee. He said: "I can confirm I would like to become chairman. The future of Sussex is at stake and new blood and new ideas are urgently needed. I would like to come in and restructure the club, with everything based on doing what is best for Sussex."

n Brendon Julian, the Australian Test all-rounder, will be Surrey's overseas player this summer for the second season running. He missed much of last year through injury.